Tornado watch issued for several Central Texas counties

Most counties in Central Texas were under a tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service on Monday, March 21. In accordance with the National Weather Service, there was a tornado watch in effect until 1 a.m.

Central Texas counties under a tornado warning include Gillespie, Hays, Caldwell, Lee, Blanco, Travis, Burnet, Burnet County, Williamson County, Fayette, Bell, Milam and Lampasas.

The severe weather threat for many parts of Central Texas has been upgraded from enhanced to moderate on Monday, March 21. This was due to hail and tornadoes. This evening and this evening, strong tornadoes are possible as well as golf ball-sized hail.

The tornado threat will begin as hail, transition to large hail, then eventually become a tornado threat, according to FOX 7 Austin meteorologist Carlo Falco.

By 4-7 p.m., tornado and hail threats are expected near I-35 along a dry line in the Texas Hill Country near Highway 281. 

Over the eastern counties and along the coastal plain, the storm will move east, maintaining or increasing in intensity. Their departure from Austin is expected to take place between 9-11 p.m.

You can view the latest forecast and interactive radar in FOX 7’s Weather Center.

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