The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Central Texas until 10 p.m. this evening.

Showers and thunderstorms will move through Central Texas this afternoon and could bring with them high winds, heavy rains, and even some golf ball size hail at times.

News 10 reports that the greatest chance for storms will be west of I-35 between now and about 11 p.m.

At 4:30 p.m., the National Weather Service had issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for a storm located near Hamilton moving South at  25 mph. This storm was carrying 70 mph winds and golf ball size hail. Spotters in the area confirmed golf ball size hail on the ground.

At 4:43 p.m., the National Weather Service reported this storm was now located near Evant and had increased in speed and was now moving at 40 mph.

This storm is expected to affect areas near Gatesville, Killeen, Cove, Kempner, and Lampasas.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Coryell County and Eastern Lampasas County until 5:45 p.m. 

At 5:08 p.m. this storm was 11 miles away from Copperas Cove continuing to move at about 40 mph and producing strong winds and hail.

At 5:31 p.m. a storm with a history of producing tornados was moving south from Copperas Cove at 40 mph. This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of southwestern Coryell, southeastern Lampasas, and southwestern Bell counties.

At 5:46 p.m. the thunderstorm we have been tracking and is still producing tornadic activity is located near Briggs, Texas. This storm has moved 13 miles south of Copperas Cove at 45 mph.

A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 6:30 p.m for northwestern Willaimson and northeastern Burnet.

At 6:19 a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was now located over Liberty Hill 8 miles east of Bertram moving south at 35 mph. 

 

Make sure you bring your pets inside as these storms blow through and stay weather aware this afternoon.