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Storms that produced large hail moving out of Tarrant County area

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. Nope. It’s a drone inspecting your roof for hail damage.

Farmers Insurance is testing drones while assessing hail damage across North Texas. Drones could be commonplace in assessing storm damage in the future. (Video by Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram)
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Farmers Insurance is testing drones while assessing hail damage across North Texas. Drones could be commonplace in assessing storm damage in the future. (Video by Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram)

The threat for severe thunderstorms has ended for Tarrant County as the cold front that triggered the storms drifts off to the southeast.

“We could still see showers over the next few hours, but we aren’t expecting to see anything severe for Tarrant County,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Bianca Villanueva.

Johnson County saw numerous reports of large hail as the storm moved across the area. There were also severe thunderstorms north of the Metroplex.

As the front heads southeast, it is expected to stall, which could lead to heavy rains and severe weather overnight.

A flash flood watch is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday across parts of North and Central Texas including Hill, Somervell and Navarro counties, where 2 to 4 inches could fall.

This week's storms showed what can happen when trees fall on power lines. At its peak, more than 200,000 customers were without electricity. But some customers believe Oncor ruins trees when trim around their homes.

James Hunter's mobile home was damaged when a tree fell on it as the storm passed through Mansfield

Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday. The crash happened at a remote intersection near the town of Spur. Tornadoes had been reported nearby at the time of the

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698, @fwhanna

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