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Tuesday's heavy fog has delayed or canceled dozens of flights in North Texas.

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North Texas got its first snow of the season Sunday evening -- but not much.

Many cities saw a few flakes. Expect about half an inch west of Interstate 35W and north of Interstate 20, the National Weather Service says. Otherwise, it's more of a dusting.

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It's cold out there! And much of North Texas could get its first freeze of the season overnight.

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It’s a rainy Election Day across North Texas. A cold front has arrived, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region.

Bob Booth / The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Five stories that have North Texas talking: stigma follows the family of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, storms delay Oncor’s efforts to restore power for customers, it’s the last day to register to vote before Nov. 4, and more.

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In Grayson County a Denison ISD teacher was hurt by lightning in yesterday’s storms but is expected to recover. Hers may have been the most serious injury, but more than 300,000 North Texans lost power. Many still don’t have any.

Commentary: The Tumbleweeds Are Back

Sep 4, 2014

Don’t let the recent rains fool you. We’re still in drought and commentator David Marquis says there’s no reason to get comfortable.

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Update, 2:47 p.m.: Northern Wise, northern Denton, and southern Cooke counties received the most rain today, in some places, up to 11 inches, National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh tells KERA.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: there’s a flash flood watch for most of North Texas, the candidates for lieutenant governor take sides on Congress’ latest immigration bill, new photos of an old German war ship off the Texas coast, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: North Texas is getting hot; Dallas finds out today if it will host the 2016 GOP convention; Alamo Drafthouse is coming to Dallas; and more.

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Another day, another round of stormy weather.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are rolling across Dallas-Fort Worth Wednesday afternoon.

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Expect a stormy afternoon and evening.

As of 4 p.m. storms were popping up around Dallas-Fort Worth. More storms should arrive over the next few hours, the National Weather Service says.

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Strong storms moved across North Texas earlier today. Light to moderate rain will continue falling through the morning.

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After this morning's thunderstorms, expect another round of rain this afternoon – and things could get severe. But changing conditions mean that the most likely area for severe weather is south of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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This week’s Twitter fight between The Weather Channel and Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns has sparked a social media love fest for all things Fort Worth.

On Twitter, people are posting their favorite scenes of Cowtown with the hashtag #ThisIsFortWorth.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Did you catch the Fort Worth and Weather Channel Twitter battle on Monday; Sriracha fever continues; Pecan Lodge prepares for its big move to Deep Ellum; and more.

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Update, 4 p.m. Monday: As of 4 p.m., storms are moving through North Texas – and heavy rain is likely. The storms will make for a slick rush hour, and rain is forecasted for the evening.

Most of North Texas will see some rain, but the eastern half of the region will get the most. Expect 2 to 3 inches across parts of Dallas and Collin counties, as well as to the east and south of Dallas. There is a slight risk of severe storms -- large hail and strong winds are possible.

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Severe storms raced across North Texas Thursday afternoon, uprooting trees, flooding streets and cutting off power for tens of thousands.

Winds hit 70 mph at some points. For a few minutes, a tornado warning was in effect for Dallas County.

No significant injuries have been reported so far.

This post was updated at 1:53 p.m. ET

Emergency officials were searching Monday for survivors after tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 14 people and leveling entire neighborhoods.

"We don't have a count on injuries or missing. We're trying to get a handle on the missing part," Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said at a news conference Monday. "Just looking at the damage, this may be one of the strongest we have seen."

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Update, 3:09 p.m. Sunday: A cold front is racing across North Texas throughout the day, creating isolated thunderstorms. Some residents reported small hail across the region earlier today. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 3:30 p.m. for northeastern Fannin County. Around 3 p.m., a strong storm was reported near Bonham in Fannin County, which is northeast of Dallas-Fort Worth. The National Weather Service says storms are possible, especially east of Interstate 35. "Some of these storms will have the potential to produce large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes," the weather service says. 

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How low did it go overnight?

At 7 a.m., D/FW International Airport recorded 37 degrees – not below freezing and not quite close to setting a record. The last time we recorded freezing temperatures at D/FW this late in April was back in 1997 – 32 degrees on April 13.

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A strong spring storm marched through North Texas Thursday night, slamming the region with lightning, hail as big as baseballs and at least two tornadoes.

The National Weather Service reported tornadoes in Farmersville in Collin County and near Cooper in Delta County. No tornadoes hit Denton County, the weather service reports.

On Friday, a weather service storm survey team found evidence of tornado damage near Princeton in Collin County. Damage was found in several residential areas between U.S. Highway 380 and County Road 407 west of the center of Princeton, the weather service said. Roofs were damaged on several buildings.

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The storm that rolled through North Texas Thursday night produced some hail, rain, lightning – and some surreal cloud formations. The clouds went crazy – and the crowds went crazy, too, taking pictures of the nighttime sky show. More thunderstorms are expected this afternoon – some of them could be severe.

On Twitter, folks exclaimed: “Last night I felt like I was in a Stephen King movie! Spooky clouds in Texas.” “By the looks of snapchat, Dallas is getting eaten by storm clouds.” “The clouds in Dallas tonight are freaking me out.”

There was even a haiku or two: “#clouds were impressive The #sunset was on #fire Calm before the #storm.

Here’s a sampling of storm pictures from last night -- and an awesome video:

James Nelson

An icy rain fell on North Texas Sunday, and scores of school districts were closed Monday. Scores of motorists were stuck on icy highways to the east and south of Dallas. It will warm up Tuesday and get warmer through the week. Here's the latest from the KERA Weather Blog.

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A veteran Dallas firefighter who was killed on an icy highway overpass last week was buried on Monday. The funeral for William Scott Tanksley attracted hundreds of people from Terrell to Dallas. 

Moms like Reagan Melton brought their children out to salute the men and women riding on motorcycles and firetrucks, escorting the body of the father of three to his final resting place.

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For kids, one of the benefits of rough winter weather has been days off from school. But for school districts, it’s a nightmare. Here’s a look at one hard hit district dealing with unexpected weather closures.  

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North Texas and winter weather don’t get along so well – as we’ve witnessed over and over again the last few months. Throw in the wide range of weather jargon, and it’s … well … a mess. What in the world is freezing fog? When does sleet morph into freezing rain? And what’s in the mix of the dreaded “wintry mix”? Here’s a guide:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the winter weather continues, a wildlife shelter bounces back from canine distemper, DFW Airport launches automated passport kiosks, and more.

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Another day, another winter weather advisory.

A freezing rain advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Tuesday for areas north and west of Dallas-Fort Worth.

This includes Collin and Denton counties, as well as several counties to the west, including Parker and Wise counties, as well as counties to the north along the Texas-Oklahoma border, including Grayson County.

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This blog explored the winter weather that hit North Texas Feb. 6 and 7.

Update, 12:42 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7: A band of light to moderate snow is falling across counties along the Texas/Oklahoma border. Some snow flurries could hit Dallas-Fort Worth this afternoon – but it will be light. Meanwhile, freezing drizzle is expected to our south, including cities such as Killeen, Waco, Corsicana and Palestine.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. for areas north of Dallas-Fort Worth – along and north of a line from Graham to Sulphur Springs. That includes Denton and Collin counties.

As of noon, it was 30 degrees in Dallas and in the upper 20s or lower 30s throughout much of North Texas.