A new tornado watch has been issued until 7 PM for portions of Central Texas and the Brazos Valley. This watch is fairly small in nature but covers the area where concern is highest about an isolated tornado threat this afternoon. Additional thunderstorms may form west of the watch later on but those will be covered in a separate watch if it becomes necessary.

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TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 524
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1200 PM CDT FRI OCT 30 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
S CENTRAL TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM NOON UNTIL 700
PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…SMALL TSTM COMPLEX WITH EMBEDDED…RESIDUAL SUPERCELLS
EXPECTED TO PERSIST CLOSE TO STATIONARY FRONT ORIENTED WSW-ENE FROM
SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE TX HILL COUNTRY TO NEAR COLLEGE STATION.
POTENTIAL WILL EXIST FOR OCCASIONAL TORNADOES…IN ADDITION TO
LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF AUSTIN
TEXAS TO 45 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF COLLEGE STATION TEXAS. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).