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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Austin Area Until 4 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 4 a.m. for the Austin area. The National Weather Service has lifted an earlier tornado warning for much of Williamson County.

The NWS says damaging winds of up to 70 miles per hour, lime-sized hail and tornados are possible.

As a reminder, a watch means there is the potential for severe weather. A warning means severe weather is imminent and residents should take immediate action to ensure their safety.

Austin Emergency Management gives the following tips to keep safe during severe weather:

  • Slow down on wet roads
  • Bring pets and plants inside
  • Secure loose outdoor items
  • Have a plan if immediate action is necessary
  • Call 311 to report damage and 911 for emergencies

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