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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Strong to severe storms rolled through the Central Texas area Wednesday evening, bringing hail and strong winds to Central Texas.
A Tornado Watch was in effect until 5 a.m. for Caldwell, Travis, Williamson, Blanco, Gillespie, Hays, Lee, Bastrop, Burnet, Fayette and Llano Counties, which means the conditions were in place to potentially produce a tornado. The threat for strong to severe storms continued overnight into early Thursday morning.
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Here’s an hour-by-hour update as strong weather impacts the area.
10:33 p.m. Wednesday
Large hail fell in San Marcos from a severe-warned storm. Below are a couple of photos sent in by KXAN viewers.
10:23 p.m. Wednesday
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for parts of Hays and Travis Counties until 11 p.m. This includes San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and southeast Austin.
10 p.m. Wednesday
Just before 10 p.m., a Tornado Warning was issued for parts of Hays County until 10:30 p.m. This includes San Marcos and Wimberley. Meteorologist Mark Peña and Chief Meteorologist David Yeomans identified a hail core over the Hunter area.
8:11 p.m. Wednesday
The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for parts of Tarrant County and Fort Worth at about 8:11 p.m. The video below is from Fort Worth, where tornado sirens could be heard sounding off.
7:57 p.m. Wednesday
A Tornado Warning was issued for parts of the San Antonio area, including Lackland Air Force Base until 8:45 p.m.
6:35 p.m. Wednesday
During the 6 o’clock hour, mammatus clouds were spotted overhead in Gillespie County. Chief Meteorologist David Yeomans said these pockets of sinking air from the upper-level cloud are indicative of a powerful thunderstorm.
6:15 p.m. Wednesday
Tennis to baseball-sized hail fell about 23 miles northwest of Uvalde, Texas. Uvalde is west of San Antonio. In the below video from @texanatlarge on Twitter, you can hear the loud thuds of the hail as it impacts the house.
3:09 p.m. Wednesday
Just after 3 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for five of our Hill Country counties until 11 p.m.