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It will be mostly clear and cool tonight with lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Winds will be north to northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
It'll be sunny and cooler Tuesday with highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph combined with relative humidities in the teens and 20s will result in elevated fire weather conditions.
A dry cold front will move through the area this evening. Temperatures will fall quickly will breezy north winds continuing into Tuesday.
A powerful jet stream will allow Canadian air to spill south, reaching Texas late in the week. Friday and Saturday will be the coolest days so far this season with chilly north winds. Morning low temperatures this weekend will be in the 30s and 40s. When the winds subside Saturday night, frost may develop.
There will be low chances of showers along and east of a Bowie to Fort Worth to Hearne line Friday as an upper level trough moves across the region. Otherwise, expect dry weather through Friday. The combination of the gusty southwest winds and low relative humidities will result in elevated fire weather concerns Thursday afternoon.

 
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Navarro County Tornado Near Rice, Texas
October 24, 2010

INFORMATION FROM THE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM THAT EVALUATED THE TORNADO
DAMAGE NEAR RICE, TX IN NAVARRO COUNTY.

THE TORNADO IN NORTHERN NAVARRO COUNTY THAT PASSED NEAR THE TOWN
OF RICE HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO BE A STRONG EF-2 TORNADO WITH
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS OF 135 MPH. THE TORNADO TRAVELED
ALONG A 6 MILE PATH AND WAS APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS WIDE. FIVE
SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED AND ESSENTIALLY
DESTROYED IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO. THREE SINGLE FAMILY
RESIDENCES ALSO SUSTAINED DAMAGE. THE RICE SCHOOL DISTRICT CAMPUS
SOUTH OF TOWN NEAR INTERSTATE 45 ALSO RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.

THE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM WILL VISIT THE LONE OAK AREA THIS AFTERNOON
AND UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

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Radar reflectivity loop showing a supercell thunderstorm that produced a tornado near Rice, Texas in Navarro County.
Reflectivity Image Loop (KFWS Radar) from 5:19pm through 617pm CDT

Picture shows a tornado in its ending rope stage near Rice, Texas on October 24th. 2010.
Tornado Roping Out Near Rice, Texas - Copyright Loree Scott

 

Picture of tornado damage. Trees uprooted and houses destroyed.
Damage Just Outside of Rice

Radar storm relative velocity loop showing a supercell thunderstorm that produced a tornado near Rice, Texas in Navarro County
Storm Relative Velocity Loop (KFWS Radar) from 5:19pm through 6:02 pm CDT