AUSTIN (KXAN) — A complex of severe thunderstorms Friday night brought wind gusts of 60-70 miles per hour, widespread power outages, hail to golf ball size and a possible tornado. With all of that now behind us, the rest of your Memorial Day weekend looks much more pleasant.
A possible tornado near Dale in southern Bastrop County Friday evening tore the roof off of the Red Rock General Store. The radar-indicated rotation then traveled eastward through String Prairie, the La Grange area and Ellinger. The storms were also producing damaging thunderstorm winds, so National Weather Service survey crews will have to make the final determination on what exactly may have caused damage in each location.
77 mph wind gusts were reported at the San Antonio Intl. Airport. Winds in Volente and Briarcliff reached 67 and 64 mph, respectively, and 60 mph gusts were recorded at Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport. Numerous tree limbs are down — even large, 1-foot diameter limbs at Leander High School.
Expect a mix of clouds and sun Saturday through Memorial Day with minimal chances of rain. We’ll enjoy nice, cool mornings each day in the 60s and warm, humid afternoons in the 80s.
A wetter weather pattern may return next week as we kick off the month of June.
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