Tornado Watch EXPIRES for the Brazos Valley Thursday evening

Published: May. 5, 2022 at 10:19 AM CDT|Updated: May. 5, 2022 at 6:05 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - UPDATE: As of the top of the 6 p.m. hour Thursday evening, the Tornado Watch that was previously in place for the majority of the area has EXPIRED. Strong storms continue to push across the Central Brazos Valley, but should continue to move south and then out of the area by 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday evening.

A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for the following counties, running through 6 p.m. Thursday evening:

  • Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Washington

Additional counties may be added to this watch as the day goes on.

Damaging winds up to 70 mph will be the main concern, but instances of hail up to the size of 2″ and an isolated tornado concern or two can’t be ruled out, especially early this afternoon.

Plan for a messy afternoon commute/drive home from school (and soggy start to Cinco de Mayo plans!) as this rain and thunderstorm activity punches through the area. Activity ends from north to south this evening, with most of the storms looking to exit to the south by about 9 p.m. Thursday night.


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