The National Weather Service said Texoma’s rain chances will largely come to an end on Thursday, paving the way for a weekend that will be warm and sunny.


NWS Meteorologist Daniel Huckaby said the Sherman-Denison area received as much as two inches of rainfall between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning thanks to soaking storms. Speaking from the Weather Service’s Fort Worth field office on Wednesday, Huckaby said Grayson County would see another 20 percent to 50 percent chance for rain on Thursday, but skies should begin to clear by Friday.


“We’ve had a storm system approaching from the west that has brought multiple days of rain and storms across the state,” Huckaby said. “It’s been slowly moving to the east and, fortunately for Grayson County, the worst of the system has been focused to the south and west.”


Central Texas braced for potentially damaging winds and hail on Tuesday and Wednesday, while isolated flash flooding was reported in portions of Tarrant County and Dallas County late overnight Tuesday.


Huckaby said conditions will improve in time for the weekend thanks to a relatively weak cold front pushing into the area and pushing out the remaining low-pressure system


“Even though it is technically a cold front, this is April, so we’ll still be up in the 70s and low 80s,” Huckaby said of the expected temperature. “And for the third weekend in a row, we’ll be pretty much rain free.”


Thursday’s and Friday’s highs are expected to reach 76 degrees under sunny skies, while overnight lows fall to the mid 50s. Daytime temperatures are likely to reach into the low 80s on Saturday and southerly winds may gust as high as 20 mph.


A 30 percent chance for rain is forecast for Saturday night, but Huckaby said any showers will likely be isolated and brief. Sunshine is expected to return on Sunday, bringing the high to 78 degrees.


Drew Smith is a reporter for the Herald Democrat. Contact him at asmith@heralddemocrat.com or on Twitter @DrewSmithHD.