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Severe Weather Threat Warning Issued For San Antonio

San Antonio has experienced severe thunderstorms with hail twice in the past two weeks and we could get more this afternoon and tonight.

Meteorologist Steve Smart with the National Weather Service office in New Braunfels says we are under a severe weather threat.

"The main threats with this storm system that will be developing late this afternoon will be large hail,” he says. “Hail could grow to the size of up to 3 inches, and also some damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour. And we can't rule out an isolated tornado or two as well."

He went on to say, “As that dry line feature moves basically from west to east across the area late afternoon into the early evening hours you’ve got those ingredients to start providing that focus for the strong, severe thunderstorm development in the early evening hours.”

The storms should be east of the area by daybreak Wednesday.

Monday’s thunderstorm spread hail of up to 3¾ inches and caused the most damage over Shavano Park.

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.