A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for south Brazos and Grimes counties until 7:00pm. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Lee, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery, and Walker counties until 6:45pm. A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties. until 10pm. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 9pm Monday, for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 12am Tuesday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Lee county until 12:15am Tuesday, Milam and Robertson counties until 7:30pm, Leon, Brazos, and Burleson counties until 8:15pm. An additional widespread 1" to 3" rain accumulations are possible through the evening, with locally higher amounts possible.
A late morning fire Saturday led to the evacuation of about 20 residents of the Peppertree Apartment Complex in College Station.
College Fire Department says it started when an unattended candle on top of a television caught the bottom floor on fire.
The fire then spread to the second story of the apartment complex.
Parts of second floor was visibly charred as firefighters stood on a ladder truck to put out the fire completely.
Firefighters say a smoke alarm was responsible for alerting people to get out safely.
Witnesses say they started to smell and see smoke when someone called 911.
According to one witness everyone was able to get out of the complex without injury.
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