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Storms Moving Out After Bringing Heavy Rain, Lightning and Hail Overnight

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Thunderstorms that brought heavy rain, lightning and large hail to North Texas overnight are coming to an end.

NBC 5 Weather Expert Keisha Burns said heavy rain and lightning were widespread with the main threats being localized flooding and some isolated hail.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center on Thursday included Dallas-Fort Worth in a marginal risk for severe storms due to the threat of hail up to the size of quarters. No tornadoes or strong winds were expected.

Early Friday, Oncor Electric Delivery reported thousands of its customers were without power across the DFW area. In its online outage map, Oncor said the outages were due to frequent lightning and hail and crews are working to restore power to those who have been impacted.

According to Oncor, the number of customers experiencing outages is as follows as of 3 a.m.

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Tarrant County: 9,598
Collin County: 524
Dallas County: 1,176
Denton County: 336

To report a power outage or check the status of an outage, call Oncor at 888-313-4747, text OUT to 66267, use the MyOncor app or visit Oncor.com.

If you see a downed power line, stay away and call 911 immediately.

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In addition to the hail threat, heavy rain was widespread overnight. By 2:25 a.m., rainfall amounts of 2.5 inches had already fallen with another 1-3 inches possible.

The majority of Friday will be dry. Additional showers and thunderstorms are once again possible this weekend.

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