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UPDATE |10 p.m.
According to CPS Energy, there were 236 outages in San Antonuio affecting 42,413 customers after thunderstorms swept through the area. San Antonio firefighters responded to at least eight high water incidents as of 10 p.m. Though no details were immediately available.
According to the San Antonio River Authority’s Bexar Flood project, 21 local roads prone to flooding were currently closed because of high water conditions.
UPDATE | 9:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued an emergency alert at 9 p.m. warning San Antonio-area residents of flash floods and to avoid flooded areas. The alert expires at 12:15 a.m. A severe thunderstorm watch is also in effect for eight counties in central Texas, including Bexar County. It expires at midnight.
According to the San Antonio River Authority’s Bexar Flood project, 18 local roads prone to flooding were currently closed because of high water conditions.
CPS Energy reported an increase in the number of outages to 193, affecting more than 30,000 customers.
UPDATE | 8:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service reported that San Antonio and Bexar County remain under a tornado warning until 9 p.m. The area is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 10 p.m.
At 8:25 p.m., the NWS reported a storm capable of producing a tornado was located over Shavano Park moving east at 45 mph.
CPS Energy reported there there 56 outages affecting more than 16,000 customers at 8:45 p.m.
San Antonio will continue to stay in an active weather pattern over the next couple of days.
On Sunday night, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms will develop to our west near the Rio Grande and move eastward toward San Antonio late in the evening. These storms will carry large hail and damaging winds. Storms should weaken as they more closer to San Antonio, however we are still under a slight risk for severe weather.
Memorial Day, San Antonio has another chance for to see showers and thunderstorms, especially during the evening. These storms will again have the capability to produce hail and gusty winds.
Temperatures will be cooler on Memorial Day in the mid 80s.
Chances of storms will stay in our forecast through Tuesday and heavy rainfall bringing 1-3 inches with 4-5 inches in some isolated areas. Flash flooding and river flooding is also a concern.
Teresa Velasco is a digital producer for mySA and the San Antonio Express-News. She has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast meteorology. She uses data provided by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and others for her forecasts.