More rain Friday night, overnight for North Texas

Emergency management officials in North Texas are contending with multiple storm systems and preparing for heavy rains to continue through the weekend.

A flash flood warning is in effect for Navarro County through 1:15 a.m. Saturday and for Bosque, Ellis and Hill County until 1:30 a.m.

Rain fell steadily Friday through much of Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and it’s forecasted to continue through at least Saturday as a storm system slowly moves eastward.

Some parts of North Texas may see upward of 12 inches of rain by early Saturday. The threat of flash flooding is expected to diminish by Saturday afternoon going into Sunday.

D/FW International Airport has received more than four and a half inches of rain in the 24 hours since the storms began Thursday evening.

Navarro County was hit hard Friday night with a flash flood emergency. Flooding forced DPS officials to shut down I-45 in both directions in several areas of the county.

According to the National Weather Service, more than 13 inches of rain fell at Corsicana Municipal Airport.

 

Fast-rising waters in Corsicana forced some evacuations. By State Highway 31 near Navarro College, a driver's car stalled in flood water under the 45 S overpass. Others with bigger cars made it out OK.

Post Oak Creek overflowed its banks, forcing city crews to shut down the road.

Residents there say they're on standby to evacuate. A shelter has opened up at United Methodist Church, and it’s expecting at least 10 people Friday night.

In Powell, east of Corsicana, homes and Powell Baptist Church were flooded.

Several homes surrounding a nearby creek were also evacuated by authorities.

All across North Texas, there were locations under high water, but no flood-related injuries had been reported as of Friday evening.

Flood waters cover the Royal Oaks golf course in Irving and the Mesquite Golf Club near Duck Creek, which is historically flood prone.

The weather affected travel as well -- hundreds of flights into and out of the Dallas area were canceled on Friday.  

Additionally, some high school football games were canceled, including the Mansfield Legacy-Mansfield Lake Ridge game.

The game, scheduled to be held at Vernon Newsom Stadium, was moved up an hour to 6 p.m. to beat the rain, but by game time, the rain and lightning were winning that battle.

As of Friday evening, crews remained hard at work trying to restore power to thousands of North Texans. In Dallas County, a little less than 2,000 customers were without power, which was about the same amount in Tarrant County.

Officials remain concerned the current system will be followed by the wet remnants of powerful Hurricane Patricia, which reached Category 5 as it made landfall on Mexico's southwestern Pacific Coast on Friday night.

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