Tornado confirmed near Alvarado late Monday as severe storms slammed North Texas

Tornado confirmed near Alvarado

  • According to the National Weather Service, a tornado was verified late Monday near Alvarado, as severe thunderstorms continued to sweep through the Dallas-Fort Worth region. At 10:55 p.m., the tornado was travelling east at a rate of 45 miles per hour. Johnson County’s tornado warning expired at 11:15 p.m., while Ellis County’s continues in force until 11:45 p.m. According to the meteorological service, Midlothian was in the line of the thunderstorm that generated the tornado around 11:15 p.m. The meteorological service has discontinued the tornado watch that was in force until 2 a.m. Tuesday for Tarrant County and several nearby counties. According to the weather service, large hail, destructive winds, and a few tornadoes are probable in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan region. Locally severe rainfall of between 1 and 2 inches is also likely in eastern sections of North Texas, with isolated higher amounts.
  • Additionally, the weather service issued a flash flood warning until 2 a.m. for Collin County and southern Denton County. Radar suggested thunderstorms were brewing in the region, dumping torrential rain. In the flash flood warning region, between one and three inches of rain fell. Additional rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is predicted, particularly in southern Collin County, according to the meteorological service.

The storms’ primary hazards include huge hail, severe winds, and isolated tornadoes, according to meteorologist Steve Fano of the National Weather Service’s Fort Worth office. Severe weather is expected to last until after midnight on Monday. Severe storms will be most likely near and north of Interstate 20