More Rain Expected Saturday Morning

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Eric T Spivey
    Severe storms are expected in North Texas Friday and Saturday.

    Thunderstorms moved through North Texas on Friday while folks in West Texas were busy assessing the hail damage from the night before.

    On Friday, heavy spring storms pushed through DFW at about 11 a.m. and power was knocked out to about 25,000 Oncor Electric Delivery customers. Oncor spokeswoman Carol Peters said most outages were in Dallas and its suburbs, caused mainly by wind and lightning.

    The storms were expected to taper off Friday afternoon though more rain is likely on Saturday.  

    Hail was so heavy in parts of West Texas that a stretch of Interstate 27 was shut down so snowplows could clear it away. At least four tornadoes touched down in West Texas on Thursday.

    No injuries were reported.

    One twister touched down briefly north of Kress, about 60 miles south of Amarillo. Another touched down just east of Lubbock, in Crosby County. Two others came down a few hours later near Lake Thomas in Scurry County, about 100 miles southeast of Lubbock.

    In Tulia in Swisher County, 3.66 inches of rain fell in about six hours.

    After the hail was cleared from I-27, a second storm caused more flooding and the road was reclosed about 8 p.m. from the Hale County line to Randall County line.

    Storms were forecast for other parts of Texas on Friday, forcing several sporting events to be rescheduled.

    In Seguin, near San Antonio, the Friday start of a softball series between Texas Lutheran University and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor was postponed. The UMHB-Howard Payne University baseball game also was rescheduled.