AUSTIN (KXAN) — The risk of severe thunderstorms continues to fade as storms move into our eastern counties and lose their punch.

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Level 2 out of 5 risk for severe storms across most of Central Texas, increased to a level 3 out of 5 risk for northern counties


A Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues only for our eastern counties until 10 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm watch
Severe thunderstorm watch

The tornado watch has been expired.

For now the Austin metro and our eastern counties have not been included in any watches.


A strong Pacific cold front brought widespread severe storms to Central Texas. Storms will continue to fade and gradually pull out of our eastern counties later Thursday night.

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The upper low and the cold front will be east of our area late Thursday night. A northwest-to-west wind coming in behind the front will gust in excess of 30 to 40+ mph. These strong will last until early Friday afternoon. There is a Wind Advisory that remains in effect until midnight Thursday for west winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 to 50 mph.

Wind Advisory in effect today (Thursday) 3PM to midnight

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