Parts of Texas Under Tornado Warning, With Damaging Winds and Hail Possible

Another round of powerful storms brought rain, high winds and large hail to Texas on Tuesday, causing hundreds of thousands to lose power and ground stops to be put in place at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.

Just as the region was recovering from deadly tornadoes over the weekend, sirens rang out early on Tuesday morning, as the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for areas east of Dallas that was set to expire at 8:15 a.m. local time.

“Take cover now!” said a message from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. The storms came with damaging winds, with gusts as high as 70 miles per hour, and hail the size of golf balls, the Weather Service said on social media.

Forecasters also issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of Texas until noon and warned of strong to severe thunderstorms starting in the late afternoon. Flash flooding could occur in northern and Central Texas and in southern Oklahoma, forecasters said.

More than 650,000 customers were without power in Texas as of 7 a.m. local time, according to, which tracks utilities data.

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