NWS confirms weak tornado touched down near Dilley, Texas

No fatalities or major injuries have been reported as a result of the twister, classified as an EF0.

SAN ANTONIO — A funnel cloud spotted Monday in the South Texas city of Dilley, located about 70 miles southwest of San Antonio, was confirmed by the National Weather Service to be a tornado. 

It was a weak twister, however, classified as an EF0 reaching maximum wind speeds of 75 mph and causing only minor damage to trees and metal roofing. No fatalities or major injuries were reported as a result of the tornado, which NWS officials say touched down at 4:50 p.m.

A stronger tornado did touch down Saturday morning in the border community of Laguna Heights, near Brownsville. Officials there say a father and newlywed died when the EF1 twister lifted a nearby trailer and brought it down on his home. 

Nearly a dozen others were hospitalized due to that weekend tornado, but are expected to be OK. 



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