Hail, strong winds possible with severe weather Friday evening

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January 10, 2020 - 8:16 am
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Much of Central Texas could be under the gun for severe weather late Friday evening as a cold front approaches the area.

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed the Austin area and parts of the Hill Country under an "enhanced" risk of severe weather - the third of five levels used in forecasts, with the higher levels indicating severe storms being more numerous and widespread across the risk area.

Current forecasts have the line of storms forming in the Hill Country in the afternoon hours, moving into the I-35 corridor late in the afternoon commute between 6 and 7 p.m., and clearing out of the area by late Friday night.

Forecasters say the biggest threat with this line of storms will be strong, damaging winds in excess of 70 mph, and possible large hail. An isolated tornado isn't out of the question, but forecasters say the biggest risk for tornadoes will be up in northeast Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

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