Tornado Warning for Denton, State of Texas, USA
A tornado watch for Denton County ended at 7:30 p.m. after storms rolled through North Texas, leaving behind damage. A flash flood warning continued to Tarrant and Denton counties. Downed trees and powerlines were left in the wake of what the NWS called a brief tornado. The National Weather Service issued the tornado warning for Denton County, including the city of Denton, Pilot Point and Aubrey, at about 6 p.m. The warning for northwestern parts of Tarrant and Wise was canceled at 6:35 p.m. There were no confirmed touchdowns from the wall cloud but there was some damage to a boat dock at Eagle Mountain Lake. A flash flood warning was issued until 9 p.m. for Denton and Tarrant counties. The damage was reported at Eagle Mountain Lake near Harbor One Marina in Fort Worth. A structure on the lake had been blown over, according to photos provided by resident Doug Miller. Storm spotters also reported large tree limbs down and roofing damage on Bonds Ranch Road between Highway 287 and Boat Club Road. At 5:53 p.m., the National Weather Service tweeted reports of a rotating wall cloud just east of Eagle Mountain Lake. The storm was moving into the Alliance corridor and further north storm sirens were sounding in the City of Denton ahead of the storm. The severe storm that produced the tornado warning also caused street flooding in Azle, according to the Azle News. Most of North Texas, including Tarrant County, is under a tornado watch until 11 p.m. The watch also extends to the counties surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth including Parker, Wise, Denton, Johnson, Hood, Ellis, Dallas and Collin. The Storm Prediction Center has North Texas under a slight risk for severe storms (2 on a scale of 5) Most of North Texas is also under a flash flood watch starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday until Thursday morning. The Weather Service says 2 to 4 inches of rain is possible with some areas seeing up to 6 inches. "Wednesday is when we're really anticipating heavier rainfall," said National Weather Service Bianca Villanueva. "We may see some areas with localized heavier amounts like we saw last week in Collin County where some areas picked up 8 inches of rain."