The Associated Press

Rain was forecast throughout Texas on Thursday, with National Weather Service forecasters saying the wettest spots could be in North Texas and parts of West Texas.

In North Texas, forecasters gave a 40 percent chance of rain around the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. Highs could be near 90 with overnight lows in the 70s.

Showers and thunderstorms were also forecast in the Panhandle. Forecasters say rain could come mainly after 1 p.m. around Amarillo, where a 30 percent chance was predicted. Highs in the mid-80s and overnight lows in the 60s were possible. Lubbock had a slightly lower chance for rain.

Skies should be mostly sunny in Central Texas, but a slight chance of rain was possible around Austin and San Antonio. Highs near 100 and overnight lows in the mid-70s were also possible.

The Houston and Galveston areas had a 30 percent chance of rain. Forecasters say showers and thunderstorms could develop after 1 p.m. with highs in the mid-90s and overnight lows near 80. Heat index values up to 101 were expected.

A slight chance of rain was forecast around El Paso, but forecasters gave a 40 percent chance of rain around Midland and Odessa. Highs in the lower 90s were also expected with overnight lows in the 60s possible.