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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of the region, including Denton County. Later, a mock tornado warning will be issued at 6:45 p.m.to give families and second-shift workers a chance to practice their emergency plans.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of East Texas under a slight risk, a large portion of the area under an enhanced risk and Cass, Marion, and Harrison counties under a moderate risk for significant severe weather. If actual severe storms are expected in the state on Thursday, April 12, the tornado drills will be postponed until Friday, April 13 with the same times.
School kids and residents in the St. Cloud area will be taking part in the statewide tornado drill. The main threats are looking to be more high winds and large hail, but an isolated tornado or two can't be ruled out.
Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along and east of a line from Council Grove to Marysville by mid afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Make sure you have our First Alert Weather App downloaded and ready to go before the storms arrive Friday night.
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