Four Tornadoes Reported to Have Touched Down in North Texas

Severe thunderstorms are believed to have spawned as many as four tornadoes in North Texas Thursday, while peppering Denton and Collin counties with hail as large as softballs.

Up to four tornadoes were reported to have touched down in the storms. The first was reported at about 7:30 p.m. near Princeton. The second was reported about 10 minutes later in the Collin County town of Farmersville, along state Highway 78, by members of the Farmersville Fire Department.

NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston said two more possible tornadoes, one in Franklin County and one in Hunt County, have not been confirmed.

The Hunt County Sheriff's Office confirms four people were hurt as a result of Thursday night's severe weather, though no updates have been given on the severity of the injuries. There were no fatalities reported.

The Sheriff's Office and National Weather Service retracted a previous report that the storm spawned a tornado that touched down near Krum. As the first wave of the storm passed through Denton County, the Denton Municipal Airport recorded gusts of 82 mph; that wind speed is equivalent to an F0 tornado.

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