Storms could revisit county

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Another round of storms could make its way through the county today, possibly bringing more damaging winds and heavy rainfall.

Thunderstorms moved through Denton County on Tuesday night, and light rain continued into Wednesday morning. The Denton Airport recorded more than an inch of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, bringing a total of about 1.5 inches since Sunday.

No major storm damage was reported, but possible thunderstorms today could produce 20 mph wind gusts, which meteorologists say are capable of damaging roofs when they are repetitive.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Fox predicts a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight.

The National Weather Service issued a weather warning and wind advisory for Denton County and other North Texas counties. Fox said the storm may produce damaging downburst winds, which may knock down fences and damage rooftops.

Last weekend, the Denton area experienced similar gusts and damage to a few homes.

Some properties were damaged Sunday night a few miles west of Krum. Several power lines were knocked down and a few roofs were damaged, too, said Ken Swindle, the Krum fire chief.

Swindle reported no injuries but some major damage in the area. He said the winds were strong enough to knock down a resident’s barn.

Fox said the high gusts should stop early Friday morning. Friday has a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and there’s a 40 percent chance on Saturday.

JOHN D. HARDEN can be reached at 940-566-6882. His e-mail address is jharden@dentonrc.com .

 


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