Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Austin Area Until 3 A.M.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Austin and South Central Texas until 3 a.m.

The NWS says damaging winds, hail the size of tennis balls and tornadoes are possible.

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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. 

Northwestern Williamson and Burnet counties were under a severe weather advisory until 12:15 a.m. The NWS said penny-sized hail and 50-mph winds were possible. It said the storms brought torrential rainfall, which could lead to flooding.

Williamson County tweeted that up to 2 inches of rain had already fallen as of around 10:20 p.m. and that flash flooding was possible in the area.

Here's the latest from the National Weather Service's Austin/San Antonio office Twitter feed:

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