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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Travis, Williamson and Hays counties until 1 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch map showing Travis and surrounding counties included
National Weather Service
The tornado watch has been extended into Travis and Hays counties.

A tornado watch for much of Central Texas has been discontinued and replaced with a severe thunderstorm watch until 1 a.m. Travis, Hays and Williamson counties are included in the new watch.

Hail up to 2 inches in diameter, frequent lightning and wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible during overnight storms.

A text message sent out Wednesday afternoon — apparently in error — said there was a severe thunderstorm warning in Travis County. The Weather Service said in a tweet that it was looking into the source of the alert and reiterated that there were no active watches or warnings at the time. A follow-up text message sent shortly after 3 p.m. said people can disregard the prior message.

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