VIEWER PHOTOS: Tree hit by lightning Wednesday still glowing with heat the day after

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KINGSLAND, Texas (KXAN) — A tree still glowed with heat Thursday, a day after a bolt of lightning struck it at a Kingsland golf course.

Viewer Ronna Wilson sent us photos of the tree at Legends Golf Course that was smoldering from the strike a day after it was hit.

  • Ronna Wilson snapped these photos of a tree smoldering and glowing with heat Thursday after it was struck by lightning the night before on Wednesday at Legends Golf Course in Kingsland.
  • Ronna Wilson snapped these photos of a tree smoldering and glowing with heat Thursday after it was struck by lightning the night before on Wednesday at Legends Golf Course in Kingsland.
  • Ronna Wilson snapped these photos of a tree smoldering and glowing with heat Thursday after it was struck by lightning the night before on Wednesday at Legends Golf Course in Kingsland.
  • Ronna Wilson snapped these photos of a tree smoldering and glowing with heat Thursday after it was struck by lightning the night before on Wednesday at Legends Golf Course in Kingsland.
  • Ronna Wilson snapped these photos of a tree smoldering and glowing with heat Thursday after it was struck by lightning the night before on Wednesday at Legends Golf Course in Kingsland.

Storms that have the potential to produce lightning strikes are rolling through the KXAN viewing area the rest of the week. With periods of heavy rains at times, localized and flash flooding are possible and low water crossing could become impassable.

At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the website ATXFloods.com said 124 low water crossings were closed across the viewing area.

Other viewers sent in photos of flooding across Central Texas. Austin Energy crews also worked to remove large trees or limbs that fell on power lines to restore service to customers.

  • Austin Energy crews repairs power lines Thursday, June 3 in southeast Austin (Austin Energy Photo)
  • Austin Energy crews repairs power lines Thursday, June 3 in southeast Austin (Austin Energy Photo)
  • Flooding in Weir, Texas on June 3, 2021 (Courtesy: Miguel Garcia)
  • Flooding in Weir, Texas on June 3, 2021 (Courtesy: Miguel Garcia)
  • Flooding at a low water crossing at Joe Tanner Lane and Highway 290 June 3, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
  • Flooding at a low water crossing at Joe Tanner Lane and Highway 290 June 3, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
  • Barton Springs Pool is temporarily shut down due to flooding, according to the city. (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)
  • Barton Springs Pool is temporarily shut down due to flooding, according to the city. (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)

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