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Severe Weather Possible For The San Antonio Area Overnight And Into Saturday


Severe weather is expected overnight in the San Antonio area. Storms moving in from the west could bring up to 3 inches of rain to the Austin area over a short period of time, which could cause flash flooding in some spots. That National Weather Service says pockets of up to 5 inches of rain are possible.

Damaging winds of up to 75 miles per hour are also possible. Tornadoes are not likely.

Areas to the west of Austin could see large hail.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott put state resources on standby to help deal with any potential emergencies that could arise from the weather.

"The State of Texas has placed these resources on standby as a precautionary measure to help respond to any potential severe weather and protect Texans across the Lone Star State," Abbott said in a news release. "Over the weekend, Texans should pay attention to weather alerts and heed guidance from their local officials as these storms cross our state." 

Follow the National Weather Service for the Austin and San Antonio area on Twitter here.

Matt has been a reporter at KUT off and on since 2006. He came to Austin from Boston, then went back for a while--but couldn't stand to be away--so he came back to Austin. Matt grew up in Maine (but hates lobster), and while it might sound hard to believe, he thinks Maine and Texas are remarkably similar.