Risk of Damaging Winds, Hail, Tornados Tonight in Central Texas
Bell and Coryell Counties included, Central Texas is under "slight risk" of tornados, damaging winds and hail that can measure between 3-4 inches in diameter.
National Weather Service is keeping everyone on their toes as they roll out updates leading into a night of severe thunderstorms and potentially much more.
NWS put out this press release this afternoon:
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. DAY ONE...THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THROUGH EARLY EVENING MAINLY WEST OF INTERSTATE 35 AND WILL CONSOLIDATE INTO A LINE MOVING ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS THROUGH TONIGHT. VERY LARGE HAIL...BASEBALL SIZE OR LARGER...ALONG WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE LATE EVENING HOURS. WHEN THE STORMS FORM INTO A LINE...THE TORNADO THREAT WILL DIMINISH AND THE DAMAGING WIND THREAT WILL INCREASE. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY. NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS WILL REMAIN IN AN ACTIVE PATTERN INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. STORM CHANCES RETURN TO NORTH TEXAS LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED DURING THIS TIME...ESPECIALLY THURSDAY NIGHT AND DURING THE DAY FRIDAY. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTH TEXAS ON MONDAY. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Please be careful if you are driving tonight and make sure to keep your pets indoors.