Severe Thunderstorm Watch for South-Central Texas until 4 AM. This includes the entire Austin and San Antonio Metropolitan areas plus surrounding counties. A squall line with embedded severe thunderstorms will continue to move east/southeast at 40-45 MPH this evening. As the storms continue to move east they should slowly weaken – but it looks like we’ll have to deal with gusty winds into the overnight hours. Flash flooding is also a significant concern for obvious regions. The strongest storms may produce 55-65 MPH wind gusts and small hail.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 238
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1020 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 1020 PM
UNTIL 400 AM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SUMMARY…WELL-DEVELOPED SQUALL LINE OVER THE HILL COUNTRY WILL
CONTINUE TO SURGE SEWD WITH A RISK FOR DAMAGING GUSTS AND ISOLATED
LARGE HAIL FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH
NORTHEAST OF AUSTIN TEXAS TO 45 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF COTULLA
TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.