A tornado warning and funnel cloud sightings sent some residents in Navarro and Ellis Counties seeking cover Friday evening but there were no reports of major damage.
A large, dark funnel cloud was spotted around 4:20 p.m. Jan. 10, from just north of Corsicana near Rice. Navarro County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Eric R. Meyers confirmed it was part of the tornado warned storm, which moved from FM 3383 all the way to FM 1182/85 in southeastern Ellis County and was rotating but never touched down.
“Thus far we have concluded no significant damage throughout the county,” Meyers said.
Severe weather was expected Friday across parts of north and central Texas prompting early closures by all Navarro County schools.
A weak cold front will move across our area on Wednesday. There is a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms that will continue into Thursday. Wednesday will be warm, with highs reaching the 70s area wide, but a cool down is expected for most areas on Thursday.
Another storm system and cold front will arrive by the end of the week, bringing decent rain/storm chances area wide. Much cooler temperatures will follow behind the front through the weekend. At this time, the severe weather chances remain low due to weak instability.