Storms moved through North Texas Saturday
If you had plans outside Saturday, you may want to reconsider.
Storms sweeping through North and Central Texas Saturday were predicted to continue into the evening, bringing large hail, wind gusts and possible flooding.
In Fort Worth, several roads flooded due to the rain. At 12:30 p.m., Decatur Avenue at North East 28th Street was barricaded due to high water going under the overpass, police said.
Horne Street at Camp Bowie Boulevard was flooded as well, police said on Twitter.
The Fort Worth fire department said Northwest 35th Street at Angle Avenue, 4000 North Main Street and portions of Old Grandbury Road were also closed due to flooding.
Large hail was reported through North Texas, with the largest reported in Denton at almost two inches, said Fort Worth’s National Weather Service meteorologist Monique Sellers.
Sellers said along with hail, the other major concern for Saturday’s storms was flooding.
“We have storms rolling over the same area and the area is already damp,” Sellers said.
Severe weather also impacted air travel in the DFW area. DFW airport tweeted departure and arrival times may be delayed due to the weather. Flight information is available by texting or calling 972-973-4968 or visiting FlightView online.
Further south, multiple tornado warnings were sounded in central Texas. One tornado was likely confirmed in Franklin in Robertson County, about 130 miles southeast of Fort Worth.
At 11:15 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a warning to Franklin residents about the possible tornado.
“Those in or near Franklin need to be in shelter immediately! This is a very dangerous situation,” NWS said on Twitter.
On Sunday, the weather is supposed to take a turn for the better, with a cloudy morning making way for clear skies. Temperatures were predicted to be in the 60s and low 70s with a bit of wind.
“We’ll get a pretty good day tomorrow,” Sellers said.