Late-season front brings 'marginal risk' for severe weather to eastern Central Texas

Late-season front brings 'marginal risk' for severe weather to eastern Central Texas

After a mainly dry and seasonably hot weekend, more rain is on the way. AUSTIN, Texas — After a small break from wet weather, eastern counties in Central Texas are now under a “marginal risk” — one out of five — for severe weather. Strong winds and locally heavy rain are the main concerns for Monday afternoon and evening. This year in Austin currently ranks as the 12th wettest July on record with 3.95 inches…

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Texas A&M Forest Service Sends Additional Personnel To Fight Wildfires Burning In Western States

Texas A&M Forest Service Sends Additional Personnel To Fight Wildfires Burning In Western States

More than 70 Texas A&M Forest Service personnel are currently deployed to wildfire incidents across multiple western states, including Arizona, California, Idaho and Montana. Texas A&M Forest Service heads west to aid with wildfires (Photo by Matt Ford, Texas A&M Forest Service Regional Wildland Urban Interface Coordinator) According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 70 large fires are burning across the United States, with more than 17,700 wildland firefighters and overhead personnel committed to these incidents. In…

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85 Families At Affordable Apartment Complex Told They Must Leave Due To Winter Storm Damage

85 Families At Affordable Apartment Complex Told They Must Leave Due To Winter Storm Damage

More than 85 families at an affordable housing complex in Southeast Austin are being evicted this month after the management company told them it needs to do repairs caused by February’s winter storm. Capstone Real Estate Services, which manages Rosemont at Oak Valley, a complex at 2800 Collins Creek Drive, informed the affected tenants Friday that they have until July 31 to leave their units. “We have found that the extent of the damage experienced…

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Livestock Safety Paramount During Flooding

Livestock Safety Paramount During Flooding

Although personal safety is always of primary concern, farmers and ranchers in Texas should also have an emergency response plan in place that protects all livestock and other large animals on their property. Cattle on high ground after a hurricane tidal surge. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo) “Emergency preparedness is important for all animals, but especially for livestock because of their size, feed requirements, and shelter and transportation needs,” said Monty Dozier, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program director…

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Barton Springs Pool reopening Friday after flooding-related closure

Barton Springs Pool reopening Friday after flooding-related closure

The popular pool was temporarily closed last week for cleanup due to flooding. AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) announced Wednesday that Barton Springs Pool, located at 2131 William Barton Drive, will reopen Friday. The pool was temporarily closed last week due to flooding. The City said it would continue to closely monitor the flood conditions and update the public when Barton Springs Pool would reopen. On Wednesday, PARD said the…

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Barton Springs Pool closed due to flooding, City says

Barton Springs Pool closed due to flooding, City says

The City said it would continue to closely monitor the flood conditions and update the public when Barton Springs Pool would reopen. AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Parks and Recreation Department announced Thursday that Barton Springs Pool, located at 2131 William Barton Drive, was temporarily closed due to flooding. The City said it would continue to closely monitor the flood conditions and update the public when Barton Springs Pool would reopen. In the meantime, the…

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Forecast: Rain and storms Thursday; flooding threat continues

Forecast: Rain and storms Thursday; flooding threat continues

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 3:56 PM CDT June 3, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — Widespread rain and storms are bringing the threat for localized flooding across Central Texas this afternoon. The good news today is that the severe weather threat is pretty low.  The main concern through this evening is the potential…

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Forecast: Rain and storms Wednesday; flooding threat continues

Forecast: Rain and storms Wednesday; flooding threat continues

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 10:15 AM CDT June 3, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — We’re once again dealing with widespread rain and storms for Wednesday. Widespread rain fell across the Hill Country this morning, and the coverage of rain will continue to expand eastward through this afternoon.  The good new today is…

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How to be prepared for hurricane season in Austin

How to be prepared for hurricane season in Austin

It is officially Atlantic hurricane season. Here are a few tips to stay safe and prepared. AUSTIN, Texas — June 1 marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Preparation is the top priority this year after 2020’s record-setting hurricane season and devastating Category 4 storms that caused damage along the Gulf Coast. RELATED: 2020 hurricane season is the second most active on record According to the City of Austin, hurricanes are usually not a…

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EF-1 tornado confirmed in Fayette County last week

EF-1 tornado confirmed in Fayette County last week

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas — After experiencing active weather across Central Texas last week, the National Weather Service has confirmed details on the tornado in Fayette County from Tuesday, May 18. At 6:42 p.m., an EF-1 tornado occurred near Swiss Alp just west of Highway 77 and lasted for approximately 10 minutes. Peak winds were estimated to be around 100 mph.  EF-1 tornadoes are considered to be weak systems with peak winds ranging from 86 to…

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Forecast: Flash Flood Watch east of Austin until 1 p.m. Thursday

Forecast: Flash Flood Watch east of Austin until 1 p.m. Thursday

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 7:22 PM CDT May 19, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — The Flash Flood Watch has now been discontinued for much of the KVUE area, but remains in effect for Fayette, Lee, and Milam counties until 1 p.m. on Thursday. Fayette County especially remains saturated with some locations receiving…

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Forecast: Stormy weather returns Wednesday; Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for several counties

Forecast: Stormy weather returns Wednesday; Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for several counties

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 2:46 PM CDT May 19, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — More severe storms will be possible Wednesday into the weekend.   A majority of the KVUE viewing area has been dropped out of the Flash Flood Watch. Milam, Lee and Fayette counties remain under the Watch through Thursday…

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Video: Flooding and tornado hit Fayette County

Video: Flooding and tornado hit Fayette County

By around 6:45 p.m., the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado had hit the ground near Swiss Alp in Fayette County. AUSTIN, Texas — Fayette County was hit hard with storms this week. Flooding damaged roadways and a tornado was confirmed in the Central Texas county Tuesday, May 18. Tuesday evening, a Flash Flood Warning and a Tornado Warning were issued for the county by the National Weather Service. Other counties, including Travis, Williamson and…

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Forecast: Stormy weather returns Wednesday; Flash Flood Watch remains in effect

Forecast: Stormy weather returns Wednesday; Flash Flood Watch remains in effect

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 9:48 PM CDT May 18, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — The tornado threat has come to an end tonight along with the rest of the severe weather threat. Key word: tonight.”  More severe storms will be possible Wednesday.  A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the majority…

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Austin Area Under Tornado Watch Until 9 P.M.

Austin Area Under Tornado Watch Until 9 P.M.

A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Central Texas, including Travis, Williamson and Hays counties, until 9 p.m. Tuesday. Tornadoes, lime-size hail and strong winds are possible, according to the National Weather Service. As a reminder, a watch means there is the potential for severe weather. A warning means severe weather is imminent and residents should take immediate action to ensure their safety. Follow updates from the National Weather Service below:

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How to check for road conditions and flooding in Central Texas

How to check for road conditions and flooding in Central Texas

Roadways can fill up quickly when it starts to rain in Central Texas. Remember: turn around, don’t drown. AUSTIN, Texas — With a rainy pattern expected through Central Texas and past heavy rainfall already filling local lakes and rivers, and saturating the ground, flooding will be a concern in the region for much of the week. If you get caught in the rain while driving, remember the Texas saying: Turn around, don’t drown. If you…

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Forecast: Flash Flood Watch in effect through Thursday

Forecast: Flash Flood Watch in effect through Thursday

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 7:32 PM CDT May 17, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the entire KVUE viewing area starting 7 p.m Monday through Thursday afternoon. We’re expecting a fairly widespread 2 to 8 inches of rainfall over the next 7 days, but isolated…

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Landlords Are Using A Texas Law To End Leases On Homes Damaged By The Freeze. Some Tenants Get A Week To Leave.

Landlords Are Using A Texas Law To End Leases On Homes Damaged By The Freeze. Some Tenants Get A Week To Leave.

As Audrey Alvarez drove home from work Friday and past the electric gate of her apartment complex, her husband was on the phone, questioning her. “OK, do you see anything by the trash cans?” Eric Limón asked. No, nothing. Alvarez got to their building at the back of the complex and parked. “Is there anything outside of where our steps are?” he asked. Nope. She walked up the stairs to their apartment on the second…

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Forecast: Flash Flood Warnings in effect for Travis, Williamson and Bastrop counties

Forecast: Flash Flood Warnings in effect for Travis, Williamson and Bastrop counties

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 5:47 PM CDT May 1, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — Showers and storms are pushing through Central Texas tonight with heavy rain being the primary threat. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for parts of Travis and Bastrop counties until 6 pm. The newest Flash Flood Warning…

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Forecast: Flash Flood Warnings in effect for Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Hays and Caldwell counties

Forecast: Flash Flood Warnings in effect for Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Hays and Caldwell counties

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 5:08 PM CDT May 1, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — Showers and storms are pushing through Central Texas tonight with heavy rain being the primary threat. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Caldwell and Hays counties until 5:30 pm along with another Flash Flood Warning in…

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Forecast: Flash Flood Warnings in effect for Travis, Bastrop, Hays and Caldwell counties

Forecast: Flash Flood Warnings in effect for Travis, Bastrop, Hays and Caldwell counties

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 4:02 PM CDT May 1, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — Showers and storms are pushing through Central Texas tonight with heavy rain being the primary threat. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Caldwell and Hays counties until 5:30 pm along with another Flash Flood Warning in…

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Flash Flood Warning In Effect For The Austin Area And Much Of Bastrop County Until 6 P.M.

Flash Flood Warning In Effect For The Austin Area And Much Of Bastrop County Until 6 P.M.

A flash flood warning in in effect for much of Travis and Bastrop counties until 6 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service says life-threatening flash flooding in the warned area, which includes Austin, is ongoing or expected to begin soon. If you’re in a low-lying or flood-prone area, make a plan to get to higher ground. Do not try to cross any flooded roads. Follow the National Weather Service below for updates on the severe…

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Forecast: Flash Flood Watch in effect until Saturday evening

Forecast: Flash Flood Watch in effect until Saturday evening

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 6:00 PM CDT April 30, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — After a soggy past few days, more rain and storms are in store between now and Saturday evening. Showers with embedded storms will remain in the forecast through Friday night and Saturday morning. A more organized round of…

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Forecast: Tornado Watch in effect until 5 AM

Forecast: Tornado Watch in effect until 5 AM

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 1:07 AM CDT April 29, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — * Tornado watch in effect for the entire KVUE viewing area until 5 AM.  A severe weather threat is on going with scattered strong to severe storms that will be possible through early Thursday morning. Very large hail…

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Tornado Watch In Effect For The Austin Area Until 5 A.M. Thursday

Tornado Watch In Effect For The Austin Area Until 5 A.M. Thursday

A tornado watch is in effect for Travis and surrounding counties until 5 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service says. A severe thunderstorm warning, including San Marcos, Buda and much of southeastern Travis County, is in effect until 11 p.m. Wind up to 60 mph and golf ball-sized hail are possible in this storm. What’s the difference between a tornado watch and warning? The National Weather Service says a warning means a tornado has been…

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Forecast: Tornado Watch in effect for parts of Central Texas until 11 PM

Forecast: Tornado Watch in effect for parts of Central Texas until 11 PM

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 8:04 PM CDT April 28, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — * Tornado watch in effect for Mason, Llano, Gillespie, Blanco and Hays counties until 11 pm. Some storms could bring heavy rain and strong winds as well. A total of 2 to 3 inches of rain could be…

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Forecast: Tornado Watch in effect for the Hill Country until 11 PM

Forecast: Tornado Watch in effect for the Hill Country until 11 PM

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 6:10 PM CDT April 28, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — Wednesday morning will be another soupy start to the day with mist and drizzle possible. We’ll be ahead of a cold front that will spark up showers and storms Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. Some storms could bring…

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Collision repair shops and roofing companies hit with another big wave of business after Thursday's hail storm

Collision repair shops and roofing companies hit with another big wave of business after Thursday's hail storm

Golf ball-sized hail left vehicles and roofs badly damaged. Some homeowners and car owners in parts of Williamson and Travis counties are dealing with damage after Thursday’s hail storm.  “It was little ticks at first and then all of a sudden it was like boom, boom, boom, boom,” said Aaron Spivey-Sorrells. Outside of Spivey-Sorrells’ door was golf ball-sized hail pouring down onto his yard.  “Usually it’s something a baseball bat would do, but it’s hail,”…

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Severe weather threat comes to an end Thursday, some scattered showers remain

Severe weather threat comes to an end Thursday, some scattered showers remain

Thursday storms brought large hail. AUSTIN, Texas — Another busy weather day across Central Texas Thursday with severe storms sweeping through our northern counties. There were many reports of hail as large as baseballs in parts of Mason and Burnet counties. Golf ball size hail was reported in Williamson County. We aren’t completely done with the severe weather threat this week. Friday brings a 70% chance of scattered showers and storms with a “Marginal Risk”…

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Forecast: More severe weather ahead for Friday, upper 70s expected

Forecast: More severe weather ahead for Friday, upper 70s expected

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 6:05 AM CDT April 16, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — Spring is here, and despite the beautiful blooms and green, storms are continuing to rear their ugly heads in the area. We aren’t completely done with the severe weather threat this week.  Friday brings a 70% chance of…

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Forecast: More severe weather ahead for Friday, upper 70s

Forecast: More severe weather ahead for Friday, upper 70s

AUSTIN, Texas — Spring is here, and despite the beautiful blooms and green, storms are continuing to rear their ugly heads in the area. We aren’t completely done with the severe weather threat this week. Friday brings a 70% chance of scattered showers and storms with a “Marginal Risk” for severe weather which is a level 1 out of 5 threat.  We are tracking a cold front poised to cross Central and South-Central Texas between…

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Severe weather threat comes to an end, some scattered showers remain

Severe weather threat comes to an end, some scattered showers remain

Thursday storms brought large hail. AUSTIN, Texas — Another busy weather day across Central Texas with severe storms sweeping through our northern counties. There were many reports of hail as large as baseballs in parts of Mason and Burnet counties. Golf ball size hail was reported in Williamson County. We aren’t completely done with the severe weather threat this week. Friday brings a 50% chance of scattered showers and storms with a “Marginal Risk” for…

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Forecast: Light rain linger tonight; more severe weather possible Friday

Forecast: Light rain linger tonight; more severe weather possible Friday

AUSTIN, Texas — Another busy weather day across Central Texas with severe storms sweeping through our northern counties. There were many reports of hail as large as baseballs in parts of Mason and Burnet counties. Golf ball size hail was reported in Williamson County. We aren’t completely done with the severe weather threat this week. Friday brings a 50% chance of scattered showers and storms with a “Marginal Risk” for severe weather which is a…

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50-acre Bastrop County wildfire 50% contained

50-acre Bastrop County wildfire 50% contained

According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the fire is burning in the vicinity of Cassel Way, Kelly Road and 1441. BASTROP COUNTY, Texas — Evacuations have been lifted as a 50-acre wildfire continues to burn in Bastrop County on Saturday night. The fire was originally reported as 100 acres but crews have since updated that measurement. According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the fire is burning in the vicinity…

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Evacuations lifted as firefighters battle Bastrop County wildfire

Evacuations lifted as firefighters battle Bastrop County wildfire

According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the fire is burning in the vicinity of Cassel Way, Kelly Road and 1441. BASTROP COUNTY, Texas — Evacuations have been lifted as a 100-acre wildfire continues to burn in Bastrop County on Saturday night. According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the fire is burning in the vicinity of Cassel Way, Kelley Road and 1441. All of Cassel Way and west of Kelley…

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Evacuations underway as Bastrop County wildfire threatens homes

Evacuations underway as Bastrop County wildfire threatens homes

According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the fire is burning in the vicinity of Cassel Way, Kelly Road and 1441. BASTROP COUNTY, Texas — Evacuations are underway as a 75-acre wildfire threatens homes in Bastrop County on Saturday evening. According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the fire is burning in the vicinity of Cassel Way, Kelley Road and 1441. All of Cassel Way and west of Kelley Way to…

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44 Round Rock families impacted by townhome evictions caused by winter storm damage

44 Round Rock families impacted by townhome evictions caused by winter storm damage

A Williamson County judge granted a temporary restraining order requiring the property management to continue paying for hotels for a few tenants until April 14. ROUND ROCK, Texas — When the February winter storms hit Texas, many Central Texas homes and apartments were damaged due to things like water pipes bursting.  That was true for the Townhomes at Double Creek, a low-income housing complex where storm damage repairs forced residents to stay at hotels as…

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Hey, Austin: Beware The 25th Of March, A Surprisingly Reliable Day For Hail Storms

Hey, Austin: Beware The 25th Of March, A Surprisingly Reliable Day For Hail Storms

It’s happened again. Hail stones pummeled Austin early this morning, marking a date with a dark history in the Texas capital city. It’s the fourth time since 1993 that Austin has been hammered with hail on March 25. In addition to 1993, there were hail storms here in 2005, 2009 and now 2021. “Quite interesting that now we’ve had four separate hail storms on March 25 in Austin,” said Keith White, a meteorologist with the…

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Live radar: Tornado Watch expired for much of Central Texas Thursday

Live radar: Tornado Watch expired for much of Central Texas Thursday

Severe storms capable of large hail, damaging wind gusts and a couple tornadoes will be possible. AUSTIN, Texas — A Tornado Watch has been issued for the Hill Country and Interstate 35 corridor until 4 a.m. Thursday morning. This means conditions tonight will be conducive for severe storms capable of hail up to tennis-ball size, damaging wind gusts and a couple tornadoes. Please make sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings overnight, including the…

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Live radar: Tornado Watch in effect for much of Central Texas until 4 a.m. Thursday

Live radar: Tornado Watch in effect for much of Central Texas until 4 a.m. Thursday

Severe storms capable of large hail, damaging wind gusts and a couple tornadoes will be possible. A Tornado Warning is also in effect for Mason County. AUSTIN, Texas — A Tornado Watch has been issued for the Hill Country and Interstate 35 corridor until 4 a.m. Thursday morning. This means conditions tonight will be conducive for severe storms capable of hail up to tennis-ball size, damaging wind gusts and a couple tornadoes. A Tornado Warning…

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Forecast: Severe storms possible through Thursday morning; Tornado Watch in effect

Forecast: Severe storms possible through Thursday morning; Tornado Watch in effect

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 10:53 PM CDT March 24, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — We are under a severe weather threat tonight into Thursday morning as the next system pushes through. Strong to severe storms will be possible with hail and damaging winds as the primary threats, but isolated tornadoes will be…

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Live radar: Tornado Watch issued for Mason, Llano, Burnet counties until 10 p.m.

Live radar: Tornado Watch issued for Mason, Llano, Burnet counties until 10 p.m.

Some storms could be severe Wednesday and Thursday for Central Texas. AUSTIN, Texas — Parts of the KVUE viewing area are under an enhanced (3/5) risk of severe weather. Isolated to scattered storms could produce large hail, damaging winds and frequent lightning. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.  A Tornado Watch has been issued for Mason, Llano and Burnet counties until 10 p.m.   Be sure to download KVUE’s app for updates and to check…

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'What are we going to do?' | Downtown Bertram, businesses devastated by storm damage

'What are we going to do?' 
| Downtown Bertram, businesses devastated by storm damage

Bertram Police Chief Dwayne Kyle told KVUE there were no reported injuries. BERTRAM, Texas — Crews in Bertram spent overnight and early morning hours Tuesday cleaning up damage following storms that rolled through Central Texas.  The city, which is about an hour west of Austin, saw many of its older buildings take most of the damage. The crews spent Tuesday morning cleaning up portions of State Highway 29, the main road that runs through the…

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Tornado Warning Issued For Williamson County

Tornado Warning Issued For Williamson County

A severe thunderstorm warning has been upgraded to a tornado warning for much of Williamson County until 11:15 p.m. The National Weather urges people to take shelter now. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for western Travis County. The National Weather Service says damaging winds of up to 70 miles per hour and 2-inch hail is possible. RELATED | 8 Ways To Stay Ahead Of Severe Weather In Central Texas A warning means severe…

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Storm Could Bring Large Hail And Damaging Winds To Austin Area Overnight

Storm Could Bring Large Hail And Damaging Winds To Austin Area Overnight

A severe storm could bring large hail and damaging winds to the Austin metro area overnight. The National Weather Service expects strong to severe storms between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Wednesday. There’s a “very low chance” of a tornado, but that’s “not the primary threat,” according to NWS. The places with the greatest risk for hail and damaging winds are areas along the Edwards Plateau, the Hill Country and the I-35 corridor. Follow updates…

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Q&A with Marya Crigler, chief appraiser, on property tax relief for storm damage

Q&A with Marya Crigler, chief appraiser, on property tax relief for storm damage

The State offers tax relief for property owners who have winter storm damage. AUSTIN, Texas — Appraisal districts will temporarily reduce property tax base if you have damage from the recent winter storm. Minimum damage is 15% of the property’s improvement value. The tax reduction will only be in place until the property is reappraised. The deadline to apply is May 28.  Q&A with Marya Crigler, chief appraiser, Travis Central Appraisal District Erica Proffer: “Tell…

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