NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Another afternoon of severe storms left many North Texans cleaning up following multiple reported tornado touchdowns Tuesday night.
The worst damage spotted Tuesday night was near the town of Ben Wheeler in Van Zandt County east of Dallas. There were also reports of several injuries, but none of them were believed to be life threatening.
To the south, at least two tornadoes were spotted on the ground in Gun Barrel City and Mabank. CBS 11 Storm Chaser Jake Shannon was talking live on CBS 11 with Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry when the first tornado formed.
The storms also brought several inches of rain and very large hail to the area. A viewer photo from Peeltown in Kaufman County showed a piece of hail the size of a softball with spiked edges.
Many of the storms hit locations Tuesday where strong storms had blown through on Monday, sending residents to seek safety for a second afternoon in a row.
The storms were part of a Tornado Watch that was listed as a ‘PDS’ by the National Weather Service, meaning the storms presented a Particularly Dangerous Situation.
The watch ended at 10 p.m. Tuesday, but the possibility of storms exists until early Wednesday morning.