Our current severe thunderstorm watch expired at 11 PM. A new severe thunderstorm watch has now been issued to replace that one. This new watch is in effect until 7 AM, although it is my hope we’ll be able to get rid of it sooner than that. This severe thunderstorm watch includes portions of the Hill Country, Central Texas, and the Brazos Valley. Del Rio, Kerrville, San Antonio, Austin, Waco, College Station, and Conroe are a few towns included.
The strongest storms will continue to have a risk of producing hail up to the size of golfballs, damaging wind gusts up to 70 MPH, and a very low threat of a tornado. The ongoing storms are likely somewhat elevated above a cap, so that will keep the tornado threat low – but not zero. Flash flooding is a significant concern tonight as well, especially in Central Texas.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 140
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1100 PM CDT Mon Apr 10 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
South-central and Southeast Texas
* Effective this Monday night and Tuesday morning from 1100 PM
until 700 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include…
Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY…Broken clusters of storms will continue slowly
southeastward overnight, although some clustering and gradual
southeastward-acceleration is possible across
south-central/east-central Texas. Bouts of severe hail and locally
damaging winds will be possible through the pre-dawn hours.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles northwest of
Del Rio TX to 40 miles northeast of Huntsville TX.