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Heavy lightning and rain Tuesday in North Texas

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Storms that blew through North Texas on Tuesday afternoon had strong winds and rain, but little to no hail and no tornadoes.

In McKinney, there were a number of downed trees, power lines and fences that had blown away. Pieces of someone's backyard overhang were twisted and coiled in front of a neighbor's driveway.

As frustrating as the storm was, homeowners are still recalling the Oklahoma storms and are thankful the destruction isn't the same. "I was just thankful it didn't take my roof and didn't take my house," said James Crow who surveyed the storm damage done to his home.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport reported some delays midday. As of 9:15 p.m. more than 350 flights had been canceled and nearly 100 flights are still delayed. At Dallas Love Field, about 10 flights were canceled.

Dallas County had the most power outages, 9,824 without power as of 3:40 p.m. The other counties were: Collin: 4,463; Tarrant: 2,267; Denton: 284.

As of 10:00 p.m., Oncor is reporting 35 power outages in Denton. In Collin County, 1,667 are without power. Approximately 6,000 total outages are reported in Dallas and Fort Worth.

There were reports of wind speeds as high as 65-75 mph in Denton County this afternoon.

Damage reports into FOX4 were minor in nature, like downed tree limbs and power lines.

Multiple local districts and private schools opted to release students early ahead of the potential severe weather.

Alvarado ISD, Cleburne ISD, Godley ISD, Maypearl ISD and Venus ISD all released students by noon on Tuesday.

Cleburne was hit hard last week by tornadoes and is still in clean-up mode with some residents unable to return to their damaged homes.

All schools operated by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas dismissed at noon, as well.

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