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Severe, record-setting storm is over, but rain chances aren’t

National Weather Service will send teams out to various locations to examine damage

viewer photo. photo courtesy of tpmac39.
viewer photo. photo courtesy of tpmac39. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The severe, record setting storm event is over, but the rain chances aren’t, KSAT Meteorologist Mike Osterhage said.

Storms began to develop late yesterday afternoon along the Rio Grande and quickly grew to become severe. There were numerous reports of high winds and large hail with some as big as softballs. Tornado warnings were along the US 90 corridor from Uvalde county through Medina and into Bexar County. Some rainfall estimates showed widespread 4″-5″. 2.55″ fell at San Antonio International Airport yesterday which was a new, daily record... and the highest daily amount since October of 2019.

The National Weather Service will send teams out to various locations to examine the damage and debris, and determine if it was caused by strong winds or tornadoes, and the strength.

There is another upper low which will move into our area tomorrow and bring more rain late in the day and through Saturday. Temperatures will stay in the mid 70s. Sunday we’ll see more sunshine and get into the mid 80s.

Next week will start out hot, low to mid 90s, then another shot at some rain Tuesday.

Get the latest forecast from KSAT 12, your Weather Authority.
Get the latest forecast from KSAT 12, your Weather Authority.

PREVIOUSLY:

As of 10:45 p.m., there are no active tornado warnings across the KSAT viewing area. However, severe thunderstorms continue for areas west of I-35 with straight-line winds and hail being the main threats.

A tornado warning is in effect until 10:30 p.m. in Comal and Hays counties.

The tornado warning includes New Braunfels, San Marcos and Redwood.

Golf ball sized hail is possible.

Meanwhile, a storm in western Bexar County is making its way east.

PREVIOUSLY:

A tornado warning is in effect until 10 p.m. northeast of San Antonio in Windcrest, Garden Ridge, Schertz, New Braunfels and Seguin.

Quarter-sized hail is possible in those areas.

Additionally, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 12:15 a.m. in Bexar County.

Flash flooding is expected in parts of western Bexar County, including Leon Valley, Helotes, Shavano Park, Castle Hills and Balcones Heights. Drivers are advised to avoid all areas with poor drainage and low-lying areas.

Throughout the South Side of San Antonio and southwest Bexar County, a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 10:30 p.m. Those areas include Lackland Air Force Base and Devine.

PREVIOUSLY:

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 10 p.m. for Bexar, Guadalupe and Comal counties.

At 9:13 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near San Antonio International Airport moving northeast at 30 mph.

There is also a severe thunderstorm warning until 9:45 p.m.for Medina, Uvalde, Zavala and Frio counties.

At 9:11 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 10 miles south of Sabinal, or 16 miles northeast of Batesville, and is nearly stationary.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 1100 PM CDT for south central Texas.

Refesh this page often for the latest updates on severe weather.

PREVIOUSLY:

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the counties in RED in the image at the top of this page. A “watch” means that residents in the affected area should watch out for the potential of severe weather - including large hail and tornadoes - until 5 AM Thursday. If you eventually receive a tornado WARNING, please stay indoors and away from windows.

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About the Authors:

Meteorologist Mike Osterhage handles the weather forecasting duties for "Good Morning San Antonio" and hosts SA Live weekdays at 1:00pm

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT long before she began to think about a career in television.