A flurry of flash flood warnings were issued and a number of roads were closed in the Austin area due to yet another round of severe weather Thursday night.
Firefighters were called out on a number of high water rescues overnight. One driver was pulled from his car which got caught in a flash flood in Bull Creek on Spicewood Springs Road.
All flash flood warnings were cancelled Friday morning. Thursday’s storm dumped nearly three inches of rain in many areas. Camp Mabry measured 2.70″ of rain. Austin Bergstrom International measure 2.85″.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Weimar, west of Houston. The twister hit Weimar High School, damaged a hospital and derailed a train. Several people were injured.
“Shingles were flying off the roof of the building of the school,” Weimar High School junior Peyton Wunderlisch told KTRK TV in Houston.
“If you look down the football field, the press box, the football field, just was gone, so all that was blown away in an instant and we had no idea what was going on at the time. We were just scared.”
In Austin, some 1,500 people lost power Thursday night, but Austin Energy reports that most of those customers have been brought back online.
Jason Keller posted a video on YouTube of a car stuck in a flash flood at 10th Street and Lamar. He Keller:
While I was at Shoal Creek Saloon at 10th St. & Lamar Blvd. this evening it started pouring. 20 minutes later the police show up to shut down Lamar Blvd. because of the flooding and help a guy push his car out of the water.
Central Texas has been battered by severe weather all week long. Another round of rain and thunderstorms is on the menu for Friday morning. All the rainy weather this week across Central and South Texas is coming from waves of low pressure that are moving northeast out of Mexico. The rain should taper off by Saturday.
“A dry weather pattern will develop Saturday night into Sunday as the upper trough exits to the northeast,” said Lower Colorado River Authority meteorologist Bob Rose.