Area due for a few rainy days

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A driver plows through standing water on the Interstate 35E feeder road near the University of North Texas after a rainy Sunday morning.

A rainy Sunday dropped a much-needed half-inch of rain on Denton.

Though it may not reverse drought conditions Denton is facing, the chance for more rain during the week will keep temperatures below average for this time of the year.

“The cloud cover and the scattered showers and thunderstorms we see will keep temperatures down slightly below normal,” said Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. “It’s usually in the low 90s about this time of year.”

Moore said there will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms through the middle of the week with a 30 percent to 40 percent chance of rain each day. Temperature-wise, Denton is looking at lows in the mid-70s and highs in the mid-80s to lower 90s.

“When the rain ends, we’ll see the temperatures start to creep up,” he said.

Moore said Denton Enterprise Airport saw about 0.45 inches of rainfall, with most other areas receiving a half to three-fourths of an inch.

“Any rain we get right now is useful. Unfortunately, it’s falling during the day,” Moore said. “Most people prefer a nice day and the rain coming at night, but we can’t control that. Who would have guessed on [a] midday in June we would have temperatures in the mid-80s? You can’t ask for much better than that.”

BJ LEWIS can be reached at 940-566-6875 and via Twitter at @BjlewisDRC.

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