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A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for most parts of Dallas-Fort Worth

Update date 10:18 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning — set to expire at 10:15 p.m. — for Northeast Collin, Northwest Hunt and Southwest Fannin Counties.

The Weather Service said a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for North Dallas and Northeast Tarrant counties until 10:45 p.m. The storm is packing winds capable of damaging roofs, sides, and trees and can produce hail the size of half a dollar.

Updated 10:08 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Collin County and parts of Dallas and Denton counties.

Update date: 9:47 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the cities of Dallas, Garland and Irving, in effect until 10:45 p.m. The Weather Service previously released a hurricane watch for the entire Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex as of 2 a.m.

Update date: 9:41 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a new tornado warning for the far northeastern region of Collin County, near Blue Ridge.

“Rotation increased again,” the weather service wrote on Twitter, while also warning people living in Northwest Hunt and Southwest Vanin counties to take cover.

The National Weather Service also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Plano, McKinney, and Frisco, in effect until 10:15 p.m.

Update date: 9:26 PM

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Denton and Collin counties as a line of storms moved through the area.

The warning, which includes the cities of Prosper, Anna and Selina, is in effect until 9:30 p.m. At approximately 8:50 p.m., the Met Service said radar showed “strong rotation” near the city of Opry in Denton County.

The Meteorological Service said the cities of Selina and Weston were “straight into a strong spin trajectory,” at around 9 p.m.

“This potential hurricane is completely wrapped in rain and will not be visible,” the weather service wrote on Twitter. “Go into your safe haven now, downstairs, and away from any windows.”

Earlier, the Weather Service put the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area under hurricane watch until 2 a.m. Tuesday. Hurricane watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe storms with hurricanes.

Update date 7:08 PM

Just before 3 p.m. Monday, the Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for more than two dozen North Texas counties, including Wise, Jack, Parker and Cook counties, in effect until 9 p.m.

The Weather Service urges people to have multiple ways to receive weather alerts and shelter plans in the event of severe weather.

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After a brief period of sunny, summery weather across North Texas, storm danger returns Monday evening and overnight.

Strong to severe storms are likely to start in the early evening and last into the early hours of Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast says damaging winds of up to 65 mph, 2 inches of hail and tornadoes are possible.

The weather service said the biggest threat to severe weather would be along Highway 20 and north, from around Paris to Cisco, east to west, and from Pouille to Canton, north to south.

“This is going to be a fairly widespread event,” said Samantha Davis, a meteorologist with KXAS-TV (NBC5). “Almost everyone in North Texas is at risk of severe weather, so you really want to make sure you are aware of the weather.”

Davis said storms will develop west of Dallas-Fort Worth at about 3 p.m., and move east around 6 p.m. by 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to forecasts.

The Weather Service said storm conditions will be calm in the DFW metroplex and calm during rush hour and early evening. Destructive winds and hail will be the primary risks. There is a low probability of hurricanes.

Temperatures are expected to reach nearly 80 degrees on Monday before the stormy weather. Tuesday will be dry and 90 years old, Davis said.

Here’s what the latest NBC5 forecast says:

Monday: 78/56. Mostly cloudy with a 90% chance of storms late in the day. Severe storms Monday night. Storms move east after midnight.

Tuesday: 89/56. Decreasing clouds breeze and very warm.

Wednesday: 73/57. Sunny and windy and cooler.

Thursday: 69/49. Sunny, windy and cool.

Friday: 67/45. Sunny, windy and cool.

Saturday: 77/43. Sunny heats up.

Sunday: 84/54. Partly cloudy with wind and warm.

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