Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Watch for Central Texas
Austin and Central Texas are under a severe thunderstorm watch. The region has already had a couple of tornado warnings today around San Antonio. But there’s still the chance of damaging storms in Austin through the early part of the evening.
“Right now the Austin area remains under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 o’clock tonight, which is mainly for the possibility of large hail and damaging winds,” says Bob Rose, chief meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority. “But sometimes you can get tornadoes even under a severe thunderstorm watch as well. So it’s not totally out of the question because this is a very dynamic system.”
A flash flood watch is coming online for Austin and the Hill Country at 6 p.m. and is expected to last until noon tomorrow. Rose says some parts of Central Texas could get up to six inches of rain by tomorrow.