AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Tornado Watch is in effect for much of the Hill Country and the Austin Metro Counties until 4 a.m. The conditions are right for potential tornado formation, and residents should have a plan in place to take cover in case a tornado warning is issued.
If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area:
- Go to the lowest floor of your home
- Find the interior-most room, away from outside walls and windows
- Protect yourself with thick blankets, bike helmet, etc.
- Do not stay in your car or mobile home — seek sturdier structure immediately
The Storm Prediction Center has parts of Central Texas an an enhanced risk (3 out of 5) for severe storms with primary threats including large hail and damaging winds. Isolated tornadoes are also possible. Rain totals should average 1/2″-1″ for those who do see rain.
Here is the potential timeline of severe weather overnight from our latest high-resolution radar forecast.
2021 Severe Weather Season
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