BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — This article will be updated throughout the evening as weather conditions change.
Showers are popping up ahead of a strong line of severe storms headed towards the Brazos Valley. These storms are what concern Dr. Christopher Nunley, KAGS Chief Meteorologist, the most at the moment.
"The storms are discreet in nature, thus, can readily tap into instability and favorable low-level shear that can increase the likelihood of tornadoes," he said.
Current Tornado Watches
A tornado watch has been issued for our entire viewing area until 4 a.m. That includes the counties of Brazos, Burleson, Walker, Waller, Grimes, Robertson, Leon, Lee, Washington, Montgomery and Madison.
Robertson County remains in a tornado watch until 12 a.m., but that doesn't mean the threat is over. That watch could be extended in duration and coverage area. Milam County and Leon County remain in a tornado watch until 12 a.m. as well. We will continue to update any watches or warnings that come into the KAGS Newsroom.
KAGS viewer Danny McConnell shared this video with us. He took it in South College Station.
Weather Conditions Around Texas
Take a look at some of the weather happening around Texas with this storm system.
Storms started moving around 4 p.m. from the west across the Dallas-Fort Worth area toward the east. Here's video of the tornado sirens sounding in Mansfield from our sister station in Dallas, WFAA:
In Killeen, heavy rain hit the streets as people headed for cover. Remember, if flooding occurs, even on the street, turn around, don't drown! This comes from our sister station in Temple, KCEN:
And in Gatesville:
Over in San Antonio, KENS 5's Vanessa Croix (and former KAGS anchor/reporter!) is checking on current conditions. Parts of the viewing area there are seeing hail.
KENS 5 Meteorologist Meagan Massey also tracking the storms near San Antonio Friday night. A viewer sent her a Twitter video of a traffic light being taken out by high winds.
Earlier in the evening, the area had a light show.
We'll update more pics and videos throughout the night as the storms move throughout Texas.
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- High-impact storm to bring tornadoes & snow to Texas
- An uptick in temperatures & moisture will lead to severe thunderstorms Friday
- Monitoring high-impact severe thunderstorm setup
- Warm weekend but active weather week ahead
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