A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Lee County until 7pm Sunday, Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 12am Monday and Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 12am Tuesday. A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Lee county until 3am Sunday and for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Waller, and Washington counties until 4am Sunday. Widespread 2" to 4" rain accumulations are possible through Monday, with localized 8" to 11" possible.
DALLAS (AP) Five people have died in weather-related accidents in Texas as a wintry storm system left thousands without power and stranded travelers to start the Thanksgiving holiday week.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory until midday Monday for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, downgrading a winter storm warning.
The system dumped snow in the Texas Panhandle. The Department of Public Safety says two people died in separate accidents Saturday night on snow-covered roads in wrecks near Amarillo and Dumas. Three people were killed in a multivehicle wreck late Friday near Vega.
American Airlines and American Eagle canceled nearly 300 flights Monday, mainly in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Dallas-based electric utility Oncor reported about 23,000 customers without power Monday, in north and west parts of Texas.
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