Wind speeds upward of 60 mph brought storm clouds to the Denton area early Sunday afternoon, but blue skies returned within a couple hours.
Dangerous weather represented the remnants of similar storms that originated in Colorado and Kansas on Saturday, said Monique Sellers, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
Sellers said the highest wind speed she had seen for the area was about 64 mph: “That’s been the bulk of the damage that we’ve been getting reports of — a lot of wind damage.”
She said reports of roof damage, downed trees and power outages had made their way to the weather service. By late afternoon Sunday, most reminders of the midday rains had dried up across Denton.
Despite early predictions of 2-inch hail, Sellers said reports didn’t live up to that expectation.
“Not even anything larger than an inch,” she said.
The storm brought a half-inch of rain to Denton, according to readings at Denton Enterprise Airport.
While Denton remained under a severe thunderstorm watch through 7 p.m. Sunday, Sellers said Denton would likely be in the clear by early afternoon.
By then, storms had moved southeast toward Tarrant, Dallas and Collin counties.