Tornado watch in effect for much of North Texas

Posted Wednesday, May. 15, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A tornado watch has been issued for much of North Texas, including Tarrant County, as clusters of storms started forming west of Dallas-Fort Worth, and then began moving east.

The storms packing lightning, large hail and powerful winds sparked fiery red images around 6 p.m. on National Weather Service Radar.

The tornado watch was set to last until 1 a.m., according to the weather service.

One funnel cloud was briefly spotted near Nocona in Montague County, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Large hail was reported in Mineral Wells on social media sites.

Light rain passed through the Dallas-Fort Worth area through the morning commute Wednesday and overcast conditions prevailed through Wednesday afternoon.

High temperatures across the DFW area Wednesday were expected to be in the upper 70s.

There's a 30 percent chance of rain Thursday morning, but the sun is expected to come out in the afternoon. The high Thursday should be in the lower 80s.

Forecasters say North Texans could see some temperatures in the 90s as early as Friday and during the weekend.

Rain chances return on Sunday when forecasters say there is a 30 percent chance in the afternoon.

Staff writer Domingo Ramirez Jr. contributed to this report.

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