The Latest: Severe weather watch expires in Tarrant, Dallas counties after storms Friday

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The severe thunderstorm watch for Tarrant and Dallas counties has expired, according to the National Weather Service. The watch continues for areas to the east and south until 9 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning announced for Tarrant County until 6:15 a.m. was allowed to expire. The storm weakened below the severe limit, but NWS officials said gusty winds were still possible.

Widespread showers and storms moved into the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex around 6:25 a.m. and NWS officials advised commuters to give themselves plenty of time to get to work. The storms were bringing frequent lightning, gusty winds and heavy rain.

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A severe storm warning was in effect for Collin, Grayson and Fannin counties until 7:30.

A tornado warning was in effect until 5:30 a.m. for southeast Wise and northeast Parker counties. At 5:04, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Poolville, or 11 miles south of Bridgeport, moving northeast at 55 mph.

About 5 a.m. in Parker County, the fire department reported a recreational vehicle overturned with two people trapped inside in the 4900 block of Lone Star Road, just west of Poolville, according to a NWS storm damage tracker.

Another RV was overturned with three people inside in the 2500 block of Bounty Road, southwest of Whitt.

Sean Hughes, the emergency management coordinator for Parker County, said the RVs were overturned due to strong wind. There were no injuries and first responders helped get everyone out, he said.

Hughes also said there was some sporadic damage from wind across Parker County but didn’t give specific details.

Danie Huffman, the spokesperson for the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, said they have gotten calls about wind damage and debris.

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Texas Highway 199 near the Wise/Parker County line was shut down due to power lines across the road. An overturned RV was reported near that location.

Poolville ISD delayed school buses and classes by two hours. Weatherford ISD delayed buses by 30 minutes.

Fort Worth ISD said some buses might be delayed. “Be weather aware & ensure your children’s safety on their way to school,” the school district said in a social media post. “Buses may be delayed. Please plan ahead & allow extra time for your child’s commute. In the event of weather impacts, tardy procedures are suspended at the start of the day.”

A severe thunderstorm watch was initially in effect until 9 a.m Friday for several North Texas counties, including Tarrant, Dallas, Denton and Collin, but expired early in some areas. The storms were expected to be capable of producing large hail, winds up to 70 miles per hour and a couple of tornadoes, according to the weather service. Hail could be up to 1.5 inches — about the size of ping-pong balls — in some areas.

A ground stop that was in place for flights at DFW Airport has been lifted.

Shortly before 8 a.m. the flight status tracker Flight Aware showed flights departing from DFW were delayed an average of 30 minutes or more. Inbound flights were being delayed at their origin an average of 35 minutes.

Flights that were already airborne were delayed an average of nearly 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Oncor was reporting more than 1,900 electric customers without power as of 7:20 a.m., including more than 400 each in Parker, Wise and Denton counties and more than 300 in Dallas County.

Electric outages Dallas - Fort Worth vicinity

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The storms will continue to move east and will be out of the area by afternoon.

3-Day Storm Outlook

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