Top video: Rainbow spotted after thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon in Bastrop, Texas
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Severe storms hit parts of Central Texas, especially Fayette County, Tuesday afternoon into the evening. A tornado was confirmed just north of Schulenburg, according to the National Weather Service.
We’re all familiar with the orange-yellow — and sometimes even green — glow the sky turns when strong storms form in Central Texas. Some viewers captured some spectacular sunset shots in their own backyards, complete with rainbows, mammatus clouds and lightning.
Here’s a gallery of some of the best shots.
MAMMATUS CLOUDS: These clouds are formed when sinking air is cooler than the air around it, according to AccuWeather. They also must have high liquid water or ice content.
RAINBOWS: For rainbows to form, you need three things: sunlight, rain and the perfect location.
Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin
Video courtesy of Deb McClintock, taken north of Johnson City
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Strong to severe storms are expected in the Central Texas area Wednesday night into the overnight. Tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds are all possible with these storms.
As the KXAN First Warning Weather team tracks these storms, here are some photos and videos sent in by KXAN viewers.
Mammatus clouds were spotted over Gillespie County during the 6 o’clock hour Wednesday. Chief Meteorologist David Yeomans said these pockets of sinking air from the upper-level cloud are indicative of a powerful thunderstorm.
Paul Mackey sent in the below video of a time lapse of the clouds forming over Dripping Springs.
This story will be updated as Wednesday night’s storms move through the area.