UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for southern Taylor County and northern Runnels County.
The NWS reported storm spotters had confirmed a funnel cloud four miles west of Winters. The storm is capable of producing a tornado and hail. It’s moving to the northeast.
Some parts of Abilene received more than an inch of rain from storms that moved through town late Thursday evening and before sunrise Friday.
Some parts of the area reported hail from the Thursday storms.
Officially, at the Abilene Regional Airport, the National Weather Service has recorded 0.28 of an inch through 10 a.m. Friday.
Abilene fire stations reported the following amounts through 7 a.m.:
- 1. 250 Grape St.: 0.62
- 2. 901. E.S. 27th St.: 0.30
- 3. 2201 S. 19th St.: 0.81
- 4. 1909 W. Stamford:1.52
- 5. 1250 E.N. 16th St.: 0.54
- 6. 1482 S. Danville: 1.02
- 7. 4317 N. 10th St.: 1.03
- 8. 5680 Buffalo Gap Road: 0.22
The forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms Friday, increasing to 60 percent Friday night. There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms Saturday and Saturday night.
At 10:45 a.m., a line of thunderstorms stretched from north of Sweetwater through Throckmorton and up to Wichita Falls.
The heaviest rains fell overnight south of Big Spring to Colorado City and to north of Roscoe. Also, along the Callahan-Coleman county line, near Cross Plains.
The NWS says a tornado was confirmed Thursday evening near May in northern Brown County.
Tennis ball size hail was reported in northern Coleman County; golf…
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