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Storms Pound North Texas With Strong Winds, Heavy Rain

Apr 24, 2015

The storms have passed through North Texas, but the National Weather Service says more severe weather could be coming Sunday and Monday.

Update: A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:45 p.m. for Dallas and Ellis counties.

Update: The tornado warning for Tarrant County has expired. 

Update: A tornado warning has been issued until 7 p.m. for southern Tarrant County. 

At 6:28 p.m., severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes and strong wind damage were located over Edgecliff Village, near Forest Hill, and moving east at 60 mph, the National Weather Service reported.

A tornado warning has been issued until 7:15 p.m. for northwestern Ellis County and northeastern Johnson County.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Dallas County and Ellis County until 7:45 p.m. At 6:37 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Mansfield and moving east at 60 mph, the weather service said.

Most of North Texas is under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. 

Earlier post: The National Weather Service is forecasting thunderstorms across the region, mostly in the afternoon and evening.

The main threat today will be hail and possibly damaging winds, the weather service says.

There's also a flash flood watch until 7 p.m. for the northern half of the region -- that includes Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton and Rockwall counties, as well as counties to the north and east of Dallas-Fort Worth.

This morning, in Collin County, there was flooding on northbound U.S. Highway 75 near Eldorado Parkway and Virginia Parkway.

The weather service says there's a chance for more severe weather across North and Central Texas on Sunday and Monday.

National Weather Service radar

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