Another threat of severe weather Friday following costly hailstorm

Forecast

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Severe thunderstorms brought hail up to tennis ball and baseball size to parts of Central Texas Thursday evening.

Burnet, Leander, Pflugerville and Round Rock appeared to receive the largest hail — between 2″-2.75″ in diameter (egg-size to baseball size). Lesser hailstorms than this hitting populated areas have led to $100 million in damages in the past. Similar hail last May in Georgetown led to their costliest hailstorm on record.

Hail reports of varying sizes stretched across the area from Mason County to Bastrop County.

Here’s an example of one of the larger hail photos we have received to reportit@kxan.com. Be sure to send your hail photos with a ruler or next to a comparably-sized object.

While some parts of the northern Hill Country saw over an inch of welcome rain, briefly causing a 1″ rise in the level of Lake Travis, many others missed out including Austin where we have only registered a few hundredths of an inch of rain.

Friday will be a warmer day with mostly cloudy skies and another chance of showers or thunderstorms. Some storms could be strong or severe, but many will stay dry. The Storm Prediction Center has most of Central Texas at a Marginal Risk (Level 1 out of 5) for severe storms Friday.

A strong cold front Friday night brings chillier than normal temperatures through the weekend with highs only climbing into the 60s each day.

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Austin

61°F Fog Feels like 61°
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3 mph E
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96%
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Tonight

Chilly breezes as a cold front moves through.
53°F Chilly breezes as a cold front moves through.
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7 mph N
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10%
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Waxing Crescent
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San Marcos

62°F Cloudy Feels like 62°
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5 mph ESE
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98%
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Tonight

Chilly breezes as a cold front moves through.
53°F Chilly breezes as a cold front moves through.
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7 mph N
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10%
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Waxing Crescent
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Lockhart

63°F Cloudy Feels like 63°
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4 mph ESE
Humidity
99%
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Tonight

Chilly breezes as a cold front moves through.
53°F Chilly breezes as a cold front moves through.
Wind
7 mph N
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10%
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Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Cloudy

Llano

59°F Cloudy Feels like 59°
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5 mph E
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99%
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Tonight

A few clouds. Low 48F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
48°F A few clouds. Low 48F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
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14 mph N
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17%
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Waxing Crescent
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Blanco

60°F Fog Feels like 60°
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5 mph SE
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99%
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Tonight

Thunderstorms during the evening will give way to cloudy skies after midnight. Low 49F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
49°F Thunderstorms during the evening will give way to cloudy skies after midnight. Low 49F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wind
17 mph N
Precip
60%
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Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
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La Grange

65°F Cloudy Feels like 65°
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4 mph ESE
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99%
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Tonight

Scattered thunderstorms during the evening. Cloudy skies after midnight. Low 54F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
54°F Scattered thunderstorms during the evening. Cloudy skies after midnight. Low 54F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
14 mph N
Precip
53%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent

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