Hunt County was in the path of some potentially severe weather Wednesday night, and forecasters were warning more was possible by early this morning.

A tornado watch was posted for areas to the west, while powerful thunderstorms were already in parts of north Texas as of press time.

Gary Woodall, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, said there was a risk of dangerous weather throughout the region overnight.

“Looks like there is a potential for a significant wind or squall line event, and we can't rule out tornadoes either,” Woodall said.

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement at around 9 p.m. Wednesday, as the Dallas and Sherman areas were experiencing storms with small hail and wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

The forecast called for the possibility of storms carrying large hail, damaging winds and frequent lightning between late Wednesday night until around noon today.

The rainfall would be welcome, as no significant precipitation had been recorded locally so far during the month of March.

Both the City of Greenville and Hunt County remain under bans on outdoor burning, due to the lingering drought conditions and the risk of grass fires. Winds today are predicted to gust out of the south at up to 35 miles per hour.

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