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Possible severe weather rolling through southeastern parts of Central Texas, Brazos Valley

Tornado Watch 5/18/21
Posted at 2:57 PM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 16:18:52-04

BRAZOS VALLEY, TX — A tornado watch has been issued for the southeastern parts of Central Texas and the Brazos Valley until 9 P.M.

This area includes Bryan/College Station and does not include Waco/Temple/Killeen.

With a tornado watch, this means that atmospheric conditions are currently favorable for the formation of tornadoes within thunderstorms.

This does not mean that a tornado has been spotted or is being seen on weather radars.

A flood warning has been issued for both Robertson and Leon County, until early Sunday afternoon.

At 2:00 P.M. on May 18, the stage of the Navasota River near Easterly was at 8.8 ft with the flood stage being 19 ft.

At the time of this publication, minor flooding is expected as the river is expected to rise above its flood stage by late evening this upcoming Wednesday.

It is expected to fall below the flood stage by early Sunday morning.

At 19 ft, minor lowland flooding will occur below Easterly to below Hwy 21. Cattle in the flood plain could potentially be affected.

People are being advised to not drive their cars through the flooded areas and proceed with caution, walking near riverbanks.

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