The NOAA Storm Prediction Center places all of the Hill Country and I-35 corridor (including Metro Austin) in the threat of severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening.
An unstable atmosphere is set to interact with a weak cold front sliding through the area to fire isolated severe thunderstorms – some of which could be damaging supercells with hail over 1″ in diameter. The storms are also forecast to be slow-movers, bringing about the threat of isolated flash flooding.
An important note as we prepare for a potential severe weather event…
**The NOAA transmitter that broadcasts severe weather watches/warnings to Hill Country communities is still out of service. This means that your NOAA Weather Radio will likely not sound an alarm if severe weather is approaching your area.**
The tower sustained a lightning strike weeks ago, and technicians are working hard to get the transmitter up and running again.
In the meantime, KXAN can act as your notification service when severe weather threatens.
The First Warning Weather team offers text and email alerts that are specific to your county – notifying you of impending dangerous weather, and keeping you ahead of the storm.