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Flooding impacts Dallas, while Tornado Emergency issued in West Texas

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LUBBOCK, Texas – Another day of severe weather impacted Texas and the southern Plains on Thursday with flooding reported around Dallas and a Tornado Emergency issued near Midland.Thunderstorms began to develop Thursday morning as they raced along and south of the Red River across North Texas, but it wasn’t until the afternoon and evening that the storms became strong to severe.WEATHER IN AMERICA: MAY 30, 2024The storms arrived in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex about midday, where they posed the risk of 60-mph wind gusts and dangerous lightning. Additional power outages will be possible, on top of the thousands of power outages that remain from storms earlier this week.HAILSTORM COATS TEXAS COMMUNITY IN ICEBy Thursday evening, a supercell thunderstorm had developed around the town of Midland. It prompted the National Weather Service office there to issue its first ever Tornado Emergency in West Texas. At least one tornado was spotted by storm chasers and passengers at Midland International Air & Space Port, which is between Odessa and Midland.Passengers said they spotted two tornadoes from the terminal before being ushered into safety.Local emergency management said they received reports of one mobile home that was flipped, and numerous power lines were downed. Fortunately, in Midland County, no deaths were attributed to the storm. reported more than 4,000 customers were immediately without power due to the storms.Baseball sized hail was also reported north of Interstate 20 in the town of Gardendale.HOW TO WATCH FOX WEATHERThe threat of severe storms will shift east on Friday, encompassing the more highly populated East Texas, southeastern Oklahoma and western Louisiana. One or two organized clusters of storms may evolve by Friday morning into the afternoon and pose a risk for severe wind and hail continuing across parts of the southern Plains into the lower Mississippi Valley, Texas Gulf Coast and Deep South Texas by Friday evening, the FOX Forecast Center said.Flash flooding is possible this week across the Plains and as far north and east as the Midwest. The bull’s-eye for the heaviest rain will shift each day, pivoting from the south, back to the north and repeating.Big cities like Dallas are dealing with heavy rain and a flash flooding threat as 3-5 inches of rain is expected to drench the region. Many locations across the South are running well above average for rain this year, whereas some locations in the central Plains would like to get in on the wet weather.Based on the pattern, the FOX Forecast Center said it is a safe bet that just about everyone in the central part of the country will get some rain this week.

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