Austin weather: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for most of Central Texas

We struck out with the rain yesterday, but we will try again Friday, May 5.

The National Weather Service has issued the following watch/warnings for Central Texas:

  • A flash flood warning has been issued for Travis, Burnet and Williamson Counties until 12:45 a.m.
  • A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Blanco, Travis, Burnet and Williamson Counties until 10:45 p.m.
  • A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Gillespie, Hays, Bastrop, Lee, Blanco, Travis, Llano, Burnet and Williamson Counties until midnight.
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The day will go from cloudy and foggy to sunny, hot and steamy with highs in the 90s.

We are banking on the heating of the day and dryline/low pressure combo to break the lid on the atmosphere and open the door for late day storms.

The prime spot for storms will start in the Hill Country late in the afternoon and then what is left will try to move toward the Austin metro area by the evening. 

There is a Level 2 severe weather risk for the Hill Country. Large hail and damaging winds along with lightning will be the main threats.

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