UT incident meteorologist warns against inclement weather


The Austin, Travis County, and south-central Texas areas will experience potentially severe thunderstorms from midnight tonight to the early hours of tomorrow morning, according to a weather warning issued by UT Incident Metorologist Troy Kimmel earlier this evening.

Kimmel said the storm will pass through the area at a steady rate, and Austin can expect up to two inches of rainfall over the next several hours as the system passes through the area. 

As a result of the surface cold front that moved through the Austin area at 9 p.m. Sunday night, there is also a considerable risk for hail up to one inch in diameter in west and southwest Austin through tonight and tomorrow morning, according to the weather warning report.

Additionally, cloud-to-ground lightning and gusty winds are also expected as the weather system moves through the area. A severe thunderstorm watch was expected to occur as early as 7 p.m. yesterday evening. Storms are expected to intensify throughout the night but the threat of severe thunderstorms should end late tomorrow morning.

Urban street flooding affecting low-water crossing areas is also expected.

The chance of rain is expected to diminish or partially clear by late afternoon tomorrow.