A Tornado WATCH has been issued for portions of central and eastern Texas until 6pm this evening. Storms will continue to strengthen late this morning and into the afternoon hours across the region. The WATCH does NOT include the immediate DFW metroplex, but DOES include the Austin metro area, Waco, Bryan/College Station, Tyler, Longview and Nacogdoches and Lufkin. A few tornadoes are possible along with large hail, damaging winds and localized flooding. Have your severe weather safety plan activated and monitor local media outlets for the latest on storms in your area.
South Central Texas counties included in the WATCH: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Fayette, Hays, Kendall, Lee, Travis and Williamson
Southeast Texas counties included in the WATCH: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker and Washington
Central Texas counties included in the WATCH: Anderson, Bell, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Henderson, Hill, Lampasas, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam and Robertson
North Central Texas counties included in the WATCH: Ellis, Kaufman, Navarro, Rains and Van Zandt
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1035 AM CDT Sat Apr 6 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Eastern and Central Texas
* Effective this Saturday morning and evening from 1035 AM until
600 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms will continue to intensify across
the watch area through the afternoon, with a few storms becoming
severe. Large hail and damaging winds are the main risks, but a
tornado or two are also possible.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
north and south of a line from 50 miles west northwest of Austin TX
to 45 miles east southeast of Longview TX. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.
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