The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch across North Texas following reports of multiple tornadoes from the region. An NBC News report has confirmed the presence of an “extremely dangerous,” slow moving tornado in the region as well. Several areas of North Texas will remain under a tornado watch until 5 a.m. on Monday, confirmed the National Weather Service. However, several counties that were part of an earlier tornado watch have been taken off the list after the threat ended at around 11 p.m., local time. The updated tornado watch alert is not applicable for residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, confirms WFAA News.
According to WFAA News, there have been confirmed reports of at least six tornadoes around North Texas starting on Sunday evening. The timeline of each of those tornadoes with their locations are as follows.
- Erath-Comanche County line, 4:30 p.m.
- 11 miles southeast of Stephenville, 8 p.m.
- Glen Rose, 9:10 p.m.
- Cleburne State Park, 9:40 p.m.
- West of Rio Vista, roughly 10 p.m.
In Erath County, there have been reports of multiple tornadoes. However there has been no confirmation regarding the same.
In areas where there have been no tornadoes, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued. These include regions near Tarrant, Ellis and Dallas Counties. Flash Flood warnings have been issued in Counties located south and west of Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Meanwhile, the large tornado that was spotted around 10:44 p.m., local time is reported to have hit areas near Covington and near Cleburne State Park, both located about 25 miles south of Fort Worth. It is unclear if there has been any damage.
For live updates regarding the tornado watch, you can find an embedded Twitter stream below that talks about live threats and fresh tornado alerts.
We will update this story once we receive more information in the next few hours.
In the meantime, stay safe.
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