Severe weather swept across North Texas on Thursday as residents braced for a severe thunderstorm that brought a tornado warning, rain and hail to the region.
The National Weather Service said there was a chance of 70 mph winds and large hail, with a tornado warning in place until 8 p.m. Thursday night. Texas
TORNADOES, VIOLENT STORMS CRAVE TEXAS AS STORM SYSTEM PASSES THROUGH DEEP SOUTH
At a car dealership in Irving, Texas, the storm brought strong winds and extensive damage to the roof.
SEVERE WEATHER BROUGHT ALL WINDS TO SOUTHERN STATES, TORNADOES, KNOCKING OUT NEARLY 1 MILLION POWER.
Footage from downtown Dallas and Fort Worth showed dark skies as the storm system moved through the metropolitan area.
Along with Texas, the Central Gulf Coast and Southeast Plains will experience severe weather this week, with the risk of large hail, damaging winds, tornado warnings and flash flooding.
On the cold side of this system, measurable snow will fall in the northern Plains, parts of the Midwest, and the Great Lakes. A strong cold front associated with the system will drop temperatures significantly, freezing warnings for the Plains and Southeast.
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Meanwhile, wet weather in the eastern third of the country could interfere with some St. Patrick’s Day parades.
Fox News’ Janice Dean contributed to this report.
Sarah Rumpf is a staff writer for the breaking news team at Fox News Digital. You can reach him on Twitter at @rumpfsarahc