Sorry for the delay in getting this new watch posted. We have a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for portions of Central Texas and the Brazos Valley until 11PM this evening. A line of storms is now forming on the leading edge of the cold front. These storms are not expected to be tornadic like the ones further north, but an isolated tornado is not out of the question. The strongest storms may produce hail up to the size of golfballs and damaging winds up to 70 MPH. Locally heavy rains are also a good bet.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 177
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
650 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Parts of central and interior southeast Texas
* Effective this Saturday evening from 650 PM until 1100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include…
Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY…Storms will continue to develop along a cold front that
will move southeastward through the evening. The strongest storms
will be capable of producing large hail and damaging winds.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles east and west of a line from 75 miles north northeast
of College Station TX to 30 miles southeast of New Braunfels TX. For
a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
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
Here’s a simulated radar from the HRRR model. While it probably doesn’t have specifics down, it does give a general timeline of what to expect in various parts of the state tonight.