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Late Night Storms Bring Large Hail and Heavy Rain

Storms remained non-severe, but loud, before dawn Thursday

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North Texans faced wet roads on the Thursday morning commute after a round of overnight storms brought heavy downpours and lightning.

A Tornado Watch issued through 4 a.m. Thursday for parts of North Texas was allowed to expire as storms moved east and diminished in severity.

Thunderstorms will end from west to east with a few lingering showers through late morning.

Clear skies will follow later this afternoon as dry air settles in behind a cold front.

Some Storms Wednesday Were Severe

Thursday morning's storms followed a thunderstorm system that brought hail to the North Texas area Wednesday night.

The first round of thunderstorms started moving through just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, packing hail and heavy rain and vivid lightning.

North Texans in several cities like Haslet, Roanoke, Saginaw and North Fort Worth reported hail from pea-sized to larger than golf balls.

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Several tornado warnings were issued during the night, but no touchdowns were confirmed in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In Central Texas, Lt. Chris Blanton with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office shared a funnel cloud in Hamilton County. A Tornado Warning was issued with Hamilton County around 5:45 p.m Wednesday.

NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston says video taken of that funnel cloud appears to show a brief touchdown.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Video taken near Hamilton, about 100 miles southwest of Fort Worth, shows what appears to be a brief tornado touching down Wednesday evening. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Video courtesy: Metro
Lt. Chris Blanton
Hamilton county funnel cloud

What's Next?

Thunderstorms end Thursday morning with a few lingering showers late morning- early afternoon.

Dry and mild weather is expected Friday through the weekend with highs in the 70s Friday and Sunday, with low 80s possible Saturday.

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