Most of Central Texas under enhanced risk for severe weather

Most of Central Texas including the Austin metro area and the Hill Country are included in an enhanced risk for severe weather.

FOX 7 Austin meteorologist Carlo Falco says that storms are expected to form in far West Texas at around 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and move east through the afternoon. 

Thunderstorms will quickly form a line of strong to severe thunderstorms that will move east quickly.  Spin-up tornadoes are possible with this setup though the lack of significant upper-level support precludes a widespread tornado threat.  


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The storms are expected to hit the Hill Country from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the Austin area from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Risks that come with the storms include the possibility of 70 mile-per-hour winds, which will be the main threat, and quarter-size hail could be possible.

Flash flooding could also likely be a problem as the atmosphere will allow for localized 4” rain totals.  

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