KETR Local
8:03 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Much needed rain falls over weekend

Weekend storms brought much-needed relief to a parched North Texas that has been plagued by wildfires and drought conditions.

There wasn't much severe weather activity, although a few storms generated some marble-size hail and wind gusts to 40 mph, but for the most part the systems both Sunday and Monday brought mainly soaking rain. At around 2 a.m. Monday morning, the City of Commerce was pelted with pea-size hail for a short while.

Greenville was said as of Sunday morning to have accumulated about 1.26 inches of rain.

About 25,000 acres have burned in Montague County, according to reports. The rain definitely helped slow the burn, but more rain may still be needed.