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Tornado Watch for Central Texas

National Weather Service

UPDATE 10:27 pm: Storms have moved into Austin area. No tornado warnings so far, but the National Weather Service says the storms could contain small hail and 40 mph winds.

UPDATE 9:34 pm: A tornado warning has been issued for central Kendall County. At 927 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Sisterdale, or 8 miles north of Boerne, moving northeast at 25 mph.

UPDATE 9:15 pm: The storms moving across the hill country will get to Austin between 10 and 11 pm tonight.

UPDATE 8:32 pm: The tornado warning in Northeastern Johnson County has expired

UPDATE 8:07 pm:  A tornado warning has been issued for Northeastern Johnson County until 8:30 tonight. 

At 802 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located just north of highway 67 between Alvarado and Venus. CASA radar indicates that this circulation will approach Pleasant Point and Lillian over the next few minutes.

EARLIER: Central Texas is in for a bumpy night. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of central Texas, including Travis, Williamson and Hays counties.

A tornado watch means a tornado may develop from any of the storms. The storms could also bring wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and baseball size hail.

The storms are expected to hit the Austin area around midnight.

As as 7:30 pm Sunday night a strong line of storms was approaching Fredericksburg. The same weather front has already produced severe thunderstorms and hail across parts of west Texas.

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.