Tornadoes reported in Texas as storms push through, causing damage
By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
October 14, 2018, 7:34:21 AM EDT
After making landfall in Mexico earlier this week, former-hurricane Sergio brought flooding rainfall and severe weather into Texas for the start of the weekend.
"The lingering circulation and moisture from Sergio, which made landfall in Mexico earlier this week, moved into Texas and Oklahoma Saturday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Courtney Travis said.
"The atmosphere in Texas, especially with the moisture from Sergio and the Gulf of Mexico, was prime for severe weather and enough rotation for tornadoes," Travis said.
A tornado was spotted west of Interstate 35E and State Highway 287 between Midlothian and Waxahachie, according to the Department of Public Safety.
According to Travis, tornadoes began to fire even before 7 a.m. CDT Saturday.
The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Hill County on Saturday as heavy storms with rotation were moving through southern parts of North Texas.
1:19 pm - Radar CONFIRMED tornado northeast of Bynum. Radar representation shows a debris signature near Bynum, so we can confirm a tornado has occurred or is still occurring. Seek shelter if you're under the warning! #ctxwx #txwx https://t.co/9BMJF7Vpwz— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) October 13, 2018
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