Storms began in earnest Friday evening and dropped as much as 10 inches of rain in parts of Denton County. 

The county website listed 15 road closures due to flooding Saturday afternoon. Many of those closures were expected to be clear by Sunday. 

The worst of the closures happened near the intersection of Copper Canyon and Old Alton roads, where a culvert system failed, collapsing a section of road, said Jody Gonzalez, emergency management coordinator for Denton County.

Gonzalez said none of the road closures should have left anybody stranded at homes or businesses, but several homes in the Argyle and Flower Mound areas experienced some degree of flooding Friday night. 

Even though roads are expected to be clear Sunday, additional closures might pop up across the county as headwaters from Cooke, Wise, Grayson and Montague counties flow through waterways into area lakes, rivers and creeks, Gonzalez said.  

The National Weather Service flash flood watch for Denton expired at 1 p.m. Saturday, with an additional flood advisory for eastern parts of the county that ended at 1:45 p.m.

Although the bulk of the rain is expected to move east of the area by Saturday afternoon and evening, the county can still expect a spattering of rain through much of the coming week, according to the weather service. 

Daniel Huckaby, a meteorologist with the weather service, said rainfall varied significantly across Denton County, with averages exceeding 4 inches across the county.

Huckaby said the heaviest rainfall hit east of Denton, close to Lewisville Lake. Little Elm received nearly 9 inches of rain, and the Lincoln Park area saw nearly 10 inches.

"If you're right in the city [of Denton], you may have only had an inch of rain, but we had one observer just northeast of town that got over 6 inches," Huckaby said.

There were no injuries or deaths reported in connection with weekend storms, said Denton police spokesman Bryan Cose. Two people did need help after their cars stalled while trying to drive through high water, but neither was injured. 

Additionally, there were no known deaths or injuries in Denton County due to weekend storms, Gonzalez said. 

Saturday marks the fall equinox and first official day of fall. Area residents should begin to notice the change in temperature as rain gradually stops over the next several days.

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