Friday, April 19, 2024

Tornado Watch in effect for Denton County

A Tornado Watch is in effect for Denton County until 10 p.m. this evening.

Scattered storms are expected to develop ahead of a fast-moving cold front, and some of the storms could become severe, according to the weather service. Tornadoes, large hail up to 3 inches and damaging winds up to 75 mph are possible this afternoon and evening. See the latest forecast here.

Due to the forecast, local schools — including Argyle and Northwest ISDs — have canceled or rescheduled all after-school activities and meetings that were scheduled for Thursday. In addition to cancelling after-school activities, Liberty Christian School offered an optional early dismissal.

The weather service urges residents to know what to do and where to go in the event of a tornado warning. Move to an interior room on the lowest level of your home, and stay away from windows. If you’re driving, never stop under bridges or overpasses, but instead get to a safe building quickly.

After Thursday’s storms, the weather service forecasts dry conditions and comfortable temperatures for the next week.

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Check back for updates.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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