Weather blog: Reports of damage as tornadic weather sweeps through




Posted on May 8, 2014 at 4:03 PM

After storms swept across North Texas, more severe weather moves across North Texas.

3:59p Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Collin, Hunt and Rockwall County until 4:45 p.m.

3:57p Radar showing 70-mph winds just south of Rowlett; will impact I-30 N of Heath. Damaging winds heading toward city of Rockkwall. - National Weather Service

3:55p Tornado warning will be cancelled, but straight-line wind threat remains. 70-mph winds to impact Rowlett and Heath. - National Weather Service

3:53p Potentially tornadic circulation is now over Rowlett/Sachse area, moving ENE. - National Weather Service

3:52p Students in DISD, Richardson ISD have sought shelter; DART closed as severe weather in area. -

3:48p Potentially tornadic circulation is re-strengthening over Garland. Damaging winds likely. Seek shelter now! - National Weather Service

3:36p TORNADO WARNING IN DALLAS: NWS meteorologist detected severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near University Park moving northeast at 30 mph. The warning remains in effect until 4:15 p.m. -

3:27p Rain is pouring down in downtown Dallas with heavy winds gusting. -

3:15p A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Dallas and northern Ellis counties until 4:15 p.m. -

2:50p A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for southern Tarrant County and northern Johnson County until 3:30 p.m. These areas could experience damaging wind over 60 mph. This storm is moving NE at 40 mph. The warning includes Benbrook, Burleson, Alvarado and the extreme south side of Fort Worth. - WFAA Meteorologist Pete Delkus

2:40p Urban, small stream flood advisory for Tarrant County until 3:30 p.m. -

12:42p Isolated storms are redeveloping southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We'll watch this area, as well as areas to the west, for additional storms that may affect North Texas later today. - Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, WFAA

12:23p Latest round of rain pushing in from the south has really taken aim on the eastern half of the metroplex with one to four inches across Dallas, southeast Collin, western Kaufman and all of Rockwall counties where Flash Flood Warnings are in effect. Sure would be nice if we could spread this around back to the west, but the math continues to favor eastern areas for the best of the rain. - Meteorologist Steve McCauley, WFAA

11:40a Activity pushing east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Question is will storms redevelop out weat later today? We'll see if atmosphere recovers. - Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, WFAA

11:32a The highest rainfall totals North Texas has seen so far today are in Rowlett and Heath, where over 2.3" of rain have fallen. - Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, WFAA

11:21a Last child pulled from Town Creek. Dallas Fire-Rescue crews rushed him to a nearby ambulance. -

11:20a We have more rain developing in Johnson and Ellis Counties.  This rain will move to the northeast and become a flooding concern for Southern Dallas County. - Lance Conrad, WFAA

10:56a Dallas police watch over Town Creek as a high-water rescue is underway. Police say there is one child left to rescue after several others were brought to safety.  A large number of rescuers are at the creek looking for the child in the 300 block of Glen Oaks Boulevard.  - David Schechter, WFAA

10:46a Flood Advisory for Dallas and Rockwall counties. Ponding of water can make driving hazardous. Minor flooding for streams. - Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, WFAA

10:44a The National Weather Service has reported a significant weather advisory for southeastern Collin, northeastern Dallas, southwestern Hunt and Rockwall counties. "Very heavy rain and wind gusts to 50 mph are likely with this storm." -

10:35a A Flood Advisory has also been issued for Rockwall County. "Training" thunderstorms will continue to produce heavy rain over the next hour. "Training storms" means thunderstorms continue to move over the same area one after another. This usually leads to flash flooding due to the heavy amounts of rain in a short amount of time. - Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, WFAA

10:33a High water reported along Woodall Rodgers around Oak Lawn Avenue from Riverfront. High water also reported around Lamar High School. -

10:30a A water rescue is underway in the 300 block of Glen Oaks Boulevard. Dallas Fire-Rescue has been called to the scene. -

10:20a Flood Advisory for Dallas County. Over 1" of rain in spots over the past hour. Urban and small stream flooding possible. - Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, WFAA

10:21a Julie Gustafson, a WFAA Facebook fan, has reported heavy flooding at I-20 and Cedar Ridge "Visibility is zero," she said. -

10:20a The rain is still going strong across Dallas County. We welcome this "unfamiliar stuff" from the sky. - Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, WFAA

9:30a Continuing to watch the storm approaching Mineral Wells. No warning on this storm, but frequent lightning, small hail, and gusty winds are possible. This storm is moving into Parker County. - Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, WFAA