Spring Storms Bring Tornadoes to DFW, Thunder & Rain To Much of the State

Three tornadoes, including at least one EF-1 strength, hit west of Fort Worth and thunderstorms soaked much of the rest of Texas. What else is in store this spring?

By Rhonda FanningMarch 9, 2016 2:24 pm,

It’s been a rough 24 hours as storms have rolled through much of the Lone Star state: tornadoes touching down west of Fort Worth, several businesses and an apartment complex hit in Stephenville, four injured in Tolar. Flood advisories have stretched down into Bexar County and south of San Antonio.

The rain is expected to taper off as the sun moves across the horizon, but another round of showers are forecast for Thursday and Friday for much of the state. Fort Worth meteorologist Victor Murphy, climate service program manager with the National Weather Service, says these storms are more in line with the expected wet El Niño pattern.

“The El Niño is back, as we expected it would be,” he says. “It is here, it is alive, and it is well.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– When Texas has the highest chances for severe weather, including flooding and tornadoes

– How Texans should prepare in the event of another tornado, which can happen anytime this spring

– Why this may be a “dry run” for what’s coming in spring month