Severe Thunderstorm WATCH expires for the Northern Brazos Valley
While storms continue, the overall severe threat has come to an end.
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - **12am Friday Update** While strong thunderstorms continue through the Northern Brazos Valley, the overall severe weather concerns have come to an end. The National Weather Service has allowed the watch that was in effect to expire on time.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for the following Brazos Valley counties until 12am (midnight) Friday, May 5th:
• Milam • Robertson • Leon
A cluster of severe storms that first developed near San Angelo Thursday evening was still capable of producing hail between the size of a half dollar (1.5″ diameter) and an egg (2″ diameter) at time the watch was extended by the Storm Prediction Center and National Weather Service. Wind gusts to 60mph were also a possibility as the storms moved through the Brownwood, Stephenville, and Hamilton areas.
Forecast guidance suggests that this complex of thunderstorm activity has the potential to reach an area from Waco to Corsicana by 10 pm - 11 pm Thursday. As these storms slowly fade into the early hours of Friday morning, strong wind gusts and small hail could be an issue as they move through or just north of the counties under this watch between midnight and 2 am.
No additional watches or storms are expected in other parts of the Brazos Valley Thursday night through sunrise Friday.
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