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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect Until Midnight Saturday

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until midnight Saturday for much of North Texas.

Friday Night Risk

Severe thunderstorms rolled through North Texas bringing damaging wind and occasional large hail Friday evening. NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist Rick Mitchell said a strong south wind on Friday warmed temperatures into the 80s, giving us warm and muggy conditions as well as the energy needed for the development of strong to severe thunderstorms as a cold front approached from the northwest. Hail,

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Once the front moved south of any location, the threat of severe weather ended in that location. The strongest storms produced large hail, some larger than golf balls.

North Texans Photograph Friday's HailNorth Texans Photograph Friday's Hail

While the storm threat diminished, North Texans need to be prepared for much colder weather on Saturday. A strong north wind will make it feel like it's in the 30s and 40s throughout the day. In fact, areas northwest of DFW are under a Freeze Warning early Saturday morning! Skies will be mostly cloudy and there could be some patchy drizzle. Temperatures will begin a gradual rebound Sunday.

Get the latest forecast information from NBC 5's team of Weather Experts here.

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