LOS ANGELES (April 9, 2013)--Residents of Ventura County, Calif., who were forced to flee from the path of a wind-driven wildfire were being allowed to return home Tuesday morning.
Residents of about 80 homes were forced to evacuate when a windy storm swept through the state and fanned flames.
Two homes were destroyed.
The same storm system could dump as much as 20 inches of snow in Colorado's mountains and as much as 11 inches in the Denver area.
In Arizona, gusty winds created a dusty haze and closed 34 miles of Interstate 40 in the northern part of the state for several hours and at least four people were injured in a pileup involving two semi-trucks.
Parts of North and Northeast Texas could get thunderstorms and perhaps a tornado from the storm system.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth predicts that thunderstorms and cold weather will move across North Texas Tuesday night.
The Weather Service says an isolated tornado is possible, particularly northwest of a line from Gainesville to Mineral Wells.
Sections of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas were also being affected by the storm Tuesday.