Now under a severe thunderstorm watch, North Texas could be pounded by hail

The eastern half of North Texas is under a until 6 p.m.

The Star-Telegram‘s media partner, WFAA posted on its video of damage to the roof of a Joe‘s Crab Shack restaurant in Plano.

Tarrant and Dallas counties have now been removed from the severe thunderstorm watch as the cold front moves off to the southeast.

“The severe threat has ended for locations north and west of a Comanche to DFW to Bonham line where post-frontal air is spilling in from the north,” according to a National Weather Service forecast discussion.

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“A thin line of thunderstorms continues to press south and eastward early this afternoon, and a threat for strong to severe storms exists through the rest of the afternoon and into the early evening hours.”

A is in effect for areas behind the front until 7 p.m. with gusts up to 45 mph possible.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area will see much cooler temperatures with lows reaching 40 by Wednesday morning. Further off to the northwest, there‘s even a freeze warning that includes Wichita Falls and Archer City.

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A year ago Scott Peterson ran to his pickup as 70 mph straight-line winds ripped apart his greenhouse at Roots Garden Center and Landscaping. Today he credits Burleson neighbors with supporting his business allowing him to rebuild, Rodger Mallisonrmallison-telegram

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