SATURDAY WEATHER BLOG: Storms spread across Central Texas


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Here is what you need to know on this weekend’s severe weather:

9:45 p.m. Update

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Southeast Travis County.

9:00 p.m. Update

TXST Baseball Game was delayed an hour and then postponed until Sunday. 

8:15 p.m.

It is recommended that you seek shelter immediately.  

7:15 p.m.

At 5:45 p.m. Milam County tornado reports 

The National Weather Service in Dallas tells KXAN that they received reports of damage to structures and tower poles, most likely from a tornado north of Thorndale around 2:15 p.m. The area is right near San Gabriel.

5 p.m. Update 

 For the latest low water crossing closures in our area, visit ATX Floods.

4:30 p.m. Update Downtown Austin

Flooding impacted Shoal Creek near 15th street and North Lamar.

4 p.m. Update

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING continues for northern Travis County and central Williamson until 5 p.m. The National Weather Service has also issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire Austin area including Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Hays, Lee and Williamson through Sunday afternoon.

  • A TORNADO WATCH will be in effect for much of the viewing area until 6 p.m.  Gillespie, Llano, Mason, and San Saba Counties are NOT included in this Watch.
  • Reports of flooding have come in from Williamson County five miles south of Granger around Highway 95 and Highway 29.
  • Majority of the heavy rain has fallen from Dripping Springs to Bertram eastward.
  • Two to four inches of rain have fallen on the Austin metro area
  • There was one report from Pflugerville of more than three inches of rain.


Livestream from TxDOT of closure on I-35 between Rundberg Lane and US-183. 


Below is a gallery and some footage highlighting the weather in Central Texas:


It’s hailing in north Austin. This video was sent by KXAN viewer Trent Stewart.


I-35 completely flooded between Austin and Cedar Park before the Parmer exit.


Cars driving through high flood waters in Taylor Texas.

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