Severe weather heading to Central Texas for Easter Sunday

A severe thunderstorm watch has been canceled for 9 Central Texas counties, including Travis, Williamson and Hays counties.

The watch has been canceled for the following counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Gillespie, Hays, Llano, Travis, and Williamson. 

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for western Gillespie County until 3 p.m. after a severe thunderstorm was located near Crabapple, or 12 miles north of Fredericksburg, moving southeast at 30 mph, says the NWS. The storm reportedly has 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail. 

The areas under this warning include: Fredericksburg, Stonewall, Blumenthal, Luckenbach, Eckert, Cain City, Crabapple, Willow City, Rocky Hill, LBJ State Park and LBJ National Historical Park.

A second warning was issued minutes later after a storm with 60 mph wind gusts, quarter-sized hail and continuous cloud-to-ground lightning was picked up on radar near Doss, just 17 miles northwest of Fredericksburg, says the NWS. The warning includes Fredericksburg, Tivydale, Grapetown and Harper.

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