Fort Worth celebrated the rain Tuesday, but was it enough to break a 67-day dry spell?

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The dry streak — now at 67 consecutive days — continues for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to the National Weather Service.

Wait. But it rained Tuesday with North Texas catching the southern tail of a storm in Oklahoma. Scattered rain showers moistened parts of Fort Worth, cooling things down a bit, giving locals temporary respite.

Alas, it was not enough, with only a trace of precipitation recorded at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, the main climatology site for the local office of the weather service, said NWS meteorologist Allison Prater.

Trace amounts of rain are anything below 0.01 inches of rain and therefore can’t be measured by climate equipment, Prater said. The DFW Airport is the chief observation station for weather in the region.

Despite the dry streak continuing, other parts of Fort Worth did see measurable amounts of rainfall. Meacham International Airport recorded 0.31 inches of rain and Alliance Airport picked up 0.10 of an inch.

The dry streak started on June 4 and has continued for over two months, making it the second longest dry spell in DFW history, only behind an 84-day stretch in 2000.

Fort Worth will have another chance at rain this week, with Wednesday having a 40% chance of showers after 1 p.m. and 20% chance after 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday are both expected to have a 20% chance of rain during the day, but going into the weekend the sky is dry and temperatures are to be in the high-90 degrees.