AUSTIN, Texas - Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop over the Hill Country and the I-35 Corridor through the early to mid-afternoon hours today, tracking southeast into the Coastal Plains through early evening.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Gillespie, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop, Blanco, Lee, Travis, Llano, Burnet, Williamson and Fayette Counties until 7 p.m.
The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded much of the area to a Level 2 (slight risk) of severe storms featuring moderate sized hail and damaging winds.
With storms likely ongoing during the evening commute, people planning to be on the roads should remain alert for rapidly-changing weather conditions. Be prepared to find safe shelter if a storm approaches your area.
Track your local forecast for the Austin area quickly with the free FOX 7 WAPP. The design gives you radar, hourly, and 7-day weather information just by scrolling. Our weather alerts will warn you early and help you stay safe during storms.
How to check if your area is experiencing a power outage
- Austin Energy covers the Austin metro area. To report an outage in Austin, click here or text OUT to 287846. You can see all the power outages in the Austin area on Austin Energy's power outage map.
- Bluebonnet customers can call 800-949-4414 to report an outage. To see power outages in your area, click here.
- Georgetown Utility System customers can report outages by calling 512-930-3640. To check outages in the area, click here.
- Oncor customers can report an outage by texting OUT to 66267, use the MyOncor app, or select "Report an Outage" in the Oncor power outage map. You may also call 888-313-4747 to report your outage.
- Pedernales Electric customers report an outage. You may also see outages in your area by clicking here.
For customers of other electric companies, you can see a full list of where to report outages here.