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Severe Storms Bring Large Hail, Tornado Warnings and Cooler Temperatures to North Texas

Large hail the size of baseballs was reported in some areas; several tornado warnings issued

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Severe storms brought hail the size of golf balls, strong winds, heavy rain and at least one report of a tornado to North Texas Thursday afternoon.

Two tornado warnings, issued first in Tarrant County and later Dallas County, were allowed to expire after radar-indicated circulation weakened. Pictures sent to showed a funnel cloud hovering over the northern area of downtown Fort Worth moving east. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

Hail the size of golf balls was reported near Texas Christian University in Fort Worth while another storm brought baseball-sized hail to Cleburne, NBC 5 viewers reported. As the storms marched east, people from Minerals Wells to Irving submitted pictures and videos of large hail falling in their neighborhoods.

In Grand Prairie, high winds ripped down doors on a warehouse and took down trees along Roy Orr Boulevard near Texas 161. Authorities say there were no reports of significant damage or injuries.

People in the Duck Creek neighborhood of Garland were faced with toppled fences, snapped trees and roof damage after what neighbors described as a "loud" storm swept through.

Flight tracking website FlightAware showed 283 flight cancellations to and from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Thursday evening. Both airports were holding inbound flights while storms rolled through.

Forecasters have for days warned of the possibility of large, destructive hail along with damaging winds as a springlike storm system moves across North Texas ahead of a cold front.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center showed an enhanced risk for severe weather across the Dallas-Fort Worth region and most of North Texas.

The most intense storms developed during the mid-Thursday afternoon northwest of DFW and moved east. The line moved quickly and storms exited the region late Thursday night.

A cold front moving east across North Texas will sweep the storms off to the east this evening, ushering in colder and windy weather for Thursday night and Friday. 


A Wind Advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Friday. Winds reaching 20-30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph are expected.

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