Severe Thunderstorms hit Central Texas

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All of Central Texas is now under a Tornado Watch.  The first watch issued around 9am runs until 5pm Saturday. 

Those counties include:

BOSQUE

CORYELL

HAMILTON

HILL

LAMPASAS

MCLENNAN

MILLS

NAVARRO

SAN SABA

A second Watch was issued just after 1pm and runs until 8pm.  

Those counties include:

BELL

BRAZOS

FALLS

FREESTONE

LEON

LIMESTONE

LLANO

MADISON

MILAM

ROBERTSON

WILLIAMSON 

Chief Meteorologist Mike LaPoint and Meteorologist Michelle Trotter are tracking the storms.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for Bell, McLennan, Coryell, and several other counties just after 2pm. They were in place until 3pm and 3:15pm.

Here is a look behind the scenes as Meteorologist Michelle Trotter announced the warning.

Mike says the main threats for this system are high winds and large hail.  The risk for tornadoes is low, but can’t be ruled out.

You can track the storms by clicking on our interactive radar.

When we start receiving severe weather alerts, you will see them on air and online.  You can also sign up for alerts through our mobile app.  You can download that from your app store. Search FOX44 KWKT.

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