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Storms bring up to 4 inches of rain for county; cooler temperatures in the forecast

Storms bring up to 4 inches of rain for county; cooler temperatures in the forecast
September 03
09:22 2020

Stephens County received some much needed rain this week after dry conditions led to dangerous fire conditions in the area.

According to citizens reporting on the Stephens County Facebook page, rainfall totals ranged from an inch to an inch and a half in Breckenridge to 3.5 to 4 inches out in the county.

The rain was enough to raise the level of Hubbard Creek Reservoir. The lake is now 88 percent full, according to the Texas Water Development Board, up from a recent low of 87 percent. However, the lake is still down from a full status in April and May.

The forecast for the next several days continues to show slight chances of rain for the area, with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms predicted for today, Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Most of the Labor Day weekend is supposed to be clear and sunny, with Monday’s high temperature expected to be near 100 degrees.

After Labor Day, rain returns to the forecast with a 50 percent chance on Tuesday and a 40 percent chance on Wednesday. According to long-term forecasts, for much of the next two weeks, the temperatures are expected to be lower with highs in the 70s and 80s and overnight lows dipping into the 50s on some evenings.

Cutline, top photo: Storms that moved through the area on Tuesday dropped 1 to 4 inches of rain on Stephens County, giving the area some relief from the hot dry conditions that had persisted lately. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)
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