SAN ANTONIO – The storms fired up Tuesday evening northwest of San Antonio and slowly made its way into the Hill Country.
UPDATE WED AM: KSAT 12 meteorologist Mike Osterhage says showers and storms will continue Wednesday morning. Many areas have already seen an average of 2"-3" of rain overnight.
More showers and storms are expected this afternoon with a cool high of 77°. Heavy rain tomorrow, then a break from the rain Friday and Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning in Bexar County for the Medina River at Highway 281 until Thursday morning. This is in addition to a flood warning in Comal, Gonzales, and Guadalupe County for the Comal River.
By 9:30 p.m. the first severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the greater San Antonio metro area.
At times radar indicated hail up to four inches in diameter falling in Medina County. As the storm moved into southwestern Bexar County, the size of indicated hail had diminished to two inches.
KSAT received several photos from Kerr and Medina counties showing large hail and broken windows and windshields.
According to the CPS Energy power outage map, at one time more than 10,000 customers primarily on the city's West Side were without power.
As the storm moved into San Antonio and Bexar counties, warnings were issued along the northern and southern portion of the counties. Winds in excess of 60 mph were indicated in the northern portion of the storm, while folks in southern Bexar County dealt with large, damaging hail.
By 12:30 a.m. Wednesday the had storms moved out of San Antonio, leaving behind moderate rain.
As the rain subsided, flooding reports began coming in from Interstate 35 in Schertz and New Braunfels. Pictures showed flood water inundating portions of I-35, causing cars to stall.
The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for the Comal River in New Braunfels and the Guadalupe River in Hunt and New Braunfels, beneath the Comal River.
Stay with KSAT 12 throughout the day Wednesday with continuing weather coverage beginning with GMSA at 4:30 a.m.
Power Outages/ Road Closures
Keep up with the latest power outages in the San Antonio area on the CPS Energy website. Click here to view a current power outage map.
Click the links below for current road closures.
Below is a map of notable low water crossings in San Antonio.
Continued Weather Coverage
Stick with KSAT 12 News, your Weather Authority for the latest weather updates.
Download the KSAT 12 Weather app on your smartphone for the latest weather updates.
Get the KSAT Connect app and be part of the KSAT News Team! It’s the easiest way to share pictures and videos with KSAT.
See a possible news story? There’s a pin for that. Have a pet pic? There’s a pin for that. Got some serious Spurs spirit or is something driving you crazy in your neighborhood? There are pins for that, too!
Drop a pin, share your pictures and we could use your pictures on the air!