A series of thunderstorms moved through Dallas-Fort Worth late Tuesday, triggering severe weather hours and tornado warnings.
Shortly before 9 p.m., a thunderstorm passing through Arlington near the state highways 303 and 306 gave a strong wind. The radar showed signs of rotation, prompting the National Meteorological Service to issue a tornado warning to Arlington as well as parts of Dallas.
Meteorologist Matt Stalley said the weather service recorded a speed of 81 miles per hour in Arlington around 8pm.
As the storms weakened, the warning was allowed to expire, but reports said the wind in Arlington was strong enough to overthrow the power lines and trees.
The Arlington Police Department has posted on Twitter that it is helping the city’s fire department assess damage, which includes collapsed roofs and malfunctioning traffic signs.
Storms passing through North Texas triggered a tornado warning to parts of Denton County, including Sanger, Aubrey, and Pilot Point.
Although images of ominous clouds circulated on social media, the tornado was not confirmed and this warning, issued at 7:54 p.m., was allowed to expire at 8:15 p.m.
In addition to tornado warnings, the Meteorological Service also issued severe thunderstorm warnings to parts of Dallas, Collin and Tarrant counties, which lasted until 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.
This warning indicated that winds of up to 60 km / h and penny-sized hail were possible. But according to the counties ’severe thunderstorm guarding until 2 a.m. Wednesday, gusts of wind could reach 70 miles per hour, leaving open the possibility of tornadoes as well as hail.
Temperatures in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were Tuesday night in the ’70s, but the meteorological service said temperatures are expected to drop into the’ 40s by Wednesday morning.