Dallas Superior Court judge Clay Jenkins issued a state of disaster, and ordered the state's emergency operation center to support flood-affected towns.

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Thunderstorms struck Dallas-Fort Worth Sunday night, dropping 18 hours of rain that flooded streets, homes, and forced several drivers to leave their cars.

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Gov. Greg Abbott also ordered the Texas Department of Emergency Management to boost the state's emergency operations center's .

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 The rapid floods have spurred rescue efforts.

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 North Texas and Central Texas are under flood watches until 8 p.m. Monday.

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 Monday brought over 10 inches of rain to sections of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Last year, Texas changed its precipitation estimates. 

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 Dallas broke its one-day weather record since July 2004 with 12.05 inches of rain on Monday

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 Weeklong thunderstorms are forecast. Few days before, portions of the country had gone months without rain. 

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weather this week won't end the drought because drier conditions are forecast in the fall.

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