Watches and Warnings Issued for Central Texas
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Central Texas until 10 p.m. this evening.
Showers and thunderstorms will move through Central Texas this afternoon and could bring with them high winds, heavy rains, and even some golf ball size hail at times.
News 10 reports that the greatest chance for storms will be west of I-35 between now and about 11 p.m.
Around 4:30 p.m., the National Weather Service had issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for a storm located near Hamilton moving South at 25 mph. This storm was carrying 70 mph winds and golf ball size hail. Spotters in the area confirmed golf ball size hail on the ground.
At 4:43 p.m., the National Weather Service reported this storm was now located near Evant and had increased in speed and was now moving at 40 mph.
This storm is expected to affect areas near Gatesville, Killeen, Cove, Kempner, and Lampasas.
At 5:31 p.m. a storm with a history of producing tornados was moving south from Copperas Cove at 40 mph. This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of southwestern Coryell, southeastern Lampasas, and southwestern Bell counties. After the storm passed some of our listeners sent photos and video of the storm and posted them to our social media.
Make sure you bring your pets inside as these storms blow through and stay weather aware this afternoon.