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.
#ATXWX Alert: @NWSSanAntonio has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for SE Travis County until 10:30pm CDT. Large hail, damaging winds, & lightning have been reported to be occurring with this storm, be prepared to take safe shelter immediately. Stay tuned to forecasts! pic.twitter.com/0AHwP8rO5K— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) April 7, 2019
9:00 p.m. Update
TXST Baseball Game was delayed an hour and then postponed until Sunday.
Game is being suspended until 12 p.m. tomorrow. Will pick up where we left off with runners on the corners with 2 outs & @travon_benton at the plate #AllForTXST— TxStateBaseball (@TxStateBaseball) April 7, 2019
908PM Radar Update: Quarter to half dollar sized hail occurring in and near San Marcos along with dangerous cloud to ground lightning and heavy rainfall. pic.twitter.com/5LQiSq0zt3— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) April 7, 2019
It is recommended that you seek shelter immediately.
820PM Radar Update: Severe storm has developed north of New Braunfels and west of San Marcos. Frequent cloud to ground lightning, hail up to quarter sized, and heavy rainfall occurring as the storm moves slowly northeast. pic.twitter.com/CcUZrBoH48— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) April 7, 2019
The tornado watch has been CANCELLED! The Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 3 PM Sunday (4/7) due to the potential of another round of heavy rain moving through Sunday morning through afternoon. Continue to stay weather aware!— Leander OEM (@LeanderOEM) April 6, 2019
All flooded low water crossing are covered by personnel at this point. Water is slowly receding, but we ask that you extra cautious. Turn around, don’t drown. #turnarounddontdrown
Pictured below: CR 428 off of FM 1331 pic.twitter.com/m9fy52ARi8— Williamson County Sheriff Chody (@SheriffChody) April 6, 2019
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
5:07p – We have dropped Blanco, Burnet, Comal, and Kendall Counties from the ongoing Tornado Watch.
It is in effect for Williamson, Travis, Hays, Caldwell and points east of there through 6pm tonight as the storms continue to push eastward.— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) April 6, 2019
The @NWSSanAntonio has just issued an Areal Flood Warning for Williamson County (especially east WilCo) until 6:45 p.m. Please go to https://t.co/69eDtHriJe to see the latest updates on road closures, and always TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN! https://t.co/Kez9Jus6Pj— Preparing WilCo (@PreparingWilCo) April 6, 2019
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.