Much of North Central Texas was under a flood warning and authorities were searching for a woman swept away by moving water after torrential rains inundated several areas early Wednesday.

Searchers were combing a creek in the San Antonio suburb of Helotes for a 29-year-old woman. Police say the woman, Christina Marie French, and her 24-year-old male companion escaped early Wednesday morning from a car that was swept from a flooded bridge. They were clinging to branches, waiting for help. The man was rescued, but the woman was swept away by the flood waters.

Lt. Dale Bennett of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said divers were still searching for the woman Wednesday afternoon.

Up to 8 inches of rain fell over spots between Waco and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with the heaviest downpour detected near Jonesboro, a community about 40 miles west of Waco.

Flooding was reported along roadways rural creeks between Dallas and Waxahachie and in rural Johnson County, but no major damage or injuries were reported.

Pat McDonald, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in New Braunfels, said areas around Dallas could expect off-and-on rain with accumulations of up to another half-inch into Thursday. He said the San Antonio area would be partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain.