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Forecast sunny and hot after Sunday downpour

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Though National Weather Service forecasters are predicting a week of increasingly hotter temperatures under clear blue skies, Sunday morning was a different story in southern Denton County.

Thunderstorms dumped between 2 to 4 inches across southern Denton County early Sunday, causing flash flooding, calls about lightning strikes and some damages to homes and businesses.

The storms hit at sunrise and continued until just before noon. Residents in Highland Village reported swimming pools overflowing with almost 4 inches of rain. One Lewisville resident reported 4.3 inches of rain near Memorial Park in Lewisville while others in the valley reported at least 3.5 inches.

Drainage ditches were overflowing in Lewisville while police temporarily shut down southbound Interstate 35E near Texas 121-Business as water seeped over the main thoroughfare.

Some businesses reported flooding, including a Petco off Main Street in Lewisville. Residents also reported downed trees, damaged fences and leaking roofs. Timber Creek near Corporate Drive was up almost 20 feet and Prairie Creek was at its banks as water gushed along the tributaries.

Lightning struck near a Lantana home on Lockridge in Telea at Lantana, causing electrical malfunctions. Argyle firefighters responded, but found no fire or damage from the nearby strike.

The National Weather Service forecast includes a 20 percent chance of rain today though the remainder of the week is expected to be hot and dry with highs climbing toward the 100-degree mark by the weekend.
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