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Severe Storm Hits Collin County, Power Outages Across North Texas

80 mph wind gusts and hail were reported
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At 5:49 a.m., sirens sounded in Frisco, Texas with winds reaching 80 mph and reports of 1.25-inch hail. "Please take shelter and stay weather aware," the city wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

North Texas was hit with a severe storm. Fences were destroyed, trees were unrooted and damaged, and branches covered the streets. The severe thunderstorm warning for Collin County lasted until 6:30 a.m. There were also tornado warnings

By 10 a.m., Oncor's outage map (via WFAA) showed North Texas power outages reached over 625,000 customers. 

"Following this morning’s destructive storms, Oncor teams and resources are out in force working to assess damages, and clear displaced debris and vegetation, and access areas to perform repair work across impacted areas," Oncor wrote on X. "Work began as soon as it was safe and will continue around the clock."

A flash flood warning was extended to 11 a.m because of flooding and rain. According to Jesse Hawila of WFAA, "Heavy rain will push out of DFW over the next 1 - 2 hours." Shortly after 11 a.m., the severe thunderstorm watch ended for much of North Texas. 

What is the weather forecast for the rest of the day? 

"Storms this morning will end or move out and the afternoon into evening will be mainly dry," wrote Pete Delkus from WFAA on X. "Another round moves in tonight from west to east. That round will have more heavy rain and a flooding threat, but also could have some severe storms with wind/hail."