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Tornado watch ends early in the Austin area

The tornado watch area stretches from Hays County and Austin up through Central Texas to Dallas.
National Weather Service
The tornado watch area originally stretched from Hays County and Austin up through Central Texas to Dallas.

A tornado watch that was in effect for Austin and much of the surrounding area has ended early.

"While storms are ongoing in Bell County and Falls County to the north of our area, storms have ended across our CWA (county warning area) prompting us to cancel the tornado watch for Blanco, Burnet, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties," the National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio said in a tweet around 7:50 p.m.

The watch had originally been in effect until 11 p.m.

A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in the watch area. The NWS says people in a watch area should be ready to act if a warning is issued. A tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar, the NWS says.

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