DALLAS - Severe weather with possible hail, tornadoes and damaging winds are is still a possibility for parts of North Texas Thursday night.
A tornado watch expired at 10 p.m. for DFW but was extended for areas west of Dallas, including Large portions of North Texas remain under a tornado watch until 10 p.m., including Palo Pinto, Erath, Hamilton, Comanche, and others. Montague, Cooke and Grayson were also part of the extended tornado watch.
High Wind Warnings were issued for Tarrant, Denton and Wise counties until midnight due to 60 mph winds.
A disturbance out of Mexico triggered storms far west on Thursday afternoon. Those scattered storms were slow to develop but will move east towards the metroplex between 10 and 12 am., with possibly damaging winds and hail.
In Brown County just southeast of Abilene, a supercell thunderstorm pounded the region for a few hours. This same storm also prompted a tornado warning for Eastland and Comanche counties.
The storms remained west of the metroplex for the majority of the afternoon, but they were part of a tornado outbreak from Texas to Kansas. At last report, more than a dozen tornadoes were reported.
It was supposed to be a busy night of set up for Grapevine's Main Street Fest, but the potential of storms got in the way. Vendors arrived early to start setting up, with a spring in their step to get things done before the weather turned bad.
Many of them along Main Street had tents and canopies that had to be secured even more so than they would normally do.
Main Street Fest begins Friday morning at 10 a.m. Since set up will be taking place all through Thursday night, the city says it will notify folks using the outdoor speakers to take shelter if need be.
The festival includes live music, a carnival and midway, food, a kid zone and lots more. Organizers say it will go on 'rain or shine.’
Arlington ISD canceled all outdoor activities for Thursday evening due to the predicted storms.