Emma Sanchez at sprayground

Tuesday brought good weather for splashing in Denton’s sprayground at Carl Gene Young Sr. Park, where 4-year-old Emma Sanchez had fun playing. But Wednesday is expected to be stormy with heavy rain that could cause flooding problems across much of North Texas, the National Weather Service says.

Get ready to bring out those umbrellas again.

Meteorologists expect North Texas to get heavy rain and high winds throughout the day Wednesday as thunderstorms are expected to roll through North Texas.

A flash flood watch will be in effect Wednesday morning until Thursday morning throughout much of North Texas, including Denton County. And there are even slim chances for tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

But the biggest threat will be the heavy rain, weather service meteorologist Monique Sellers said Tuesday.

Storms along an incoming cold front will douse North Texas starting around midday Wednesday, Sellers said. North Texas counties immediately east of Wichita Falls are expected to see the heavy rain and thunder first. With recent heavy rains, some areas that often flood could become problematic, the weather service says.

“We’re still pretty moist out there,” Sellers said. “Very quickly, flooding is going to be an issue.”

The showers and thunderstorms are expected to move across the region into the evening.

“People’s commute home is probably going to be rainy,” Sellers said.

These conditions can produce tornadoes if isolated storms pop up ahead of the cold front and showers moving through North Texas, Sellers said.

“Keep an eye on that throughout the day,” she said.

Counties in the western portion of the North Texas region will have temperatures in the 70s, while most of the rest of the region will see temperatures in the middle to upper 80s, Sellers said.

Thursday is expected to be cloudy and warm with little chance of rain, the weather service says. There are good chances for showers and thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday, with highs in the mid- to upper 80s.

“It’ll just be a summer thunderstorm kind of thing,” Sellers said.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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