After tornado warnings, major storms and flash flood warnings for Bexar District | Instant News


UPDATE | 11:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service extended flash flood warnings for the Bexar, Comal and Kendall regions until 12:30 am after Doppler radar indicated that between 1 and 2 inches of rain fell in the area after a major storm that hit south central Texas Saturday night.

Bathing opportunities continue for the area with wind gusts up to 50 mph. Severe hurricane watches still apply to the districts east of Bexar.

And although the number of powerless customers dropped to 35,229, CPS Energy reported the number of outages rose to 347.

According to The San Antonio River Authority Bexar Flood Project, 34 local flood-prone roads are currently closed due to high water conditions.

UPDATE |10 pm

Based on CPS energy, there were 236 blackouts in San Antonuio that affected 42,413 customers after a storm hit the area. San Antonio firefighters responded to at least eight high water incidents at 10 pm Although no details are immediately available.

According to The San Antonio River Authority Bexar Flood Project, 21 local flood-prone roads are currently closed due to high water conditions.

UPDATE | 9:15 a.m.

The National Weather Service issues an emergency warning at 9 p.m. San Antonio residents warn of flash flood areas and to avoid flood areas. Warning ends at 12:15 a.m. A great storm watch also applies to eight counties in central Texas, including Bexar County. It ends at midnight.

According to the Bexar Flood project of the San Antonio River Authority, 18 flood-prone local roads are currently closed due to high water conditions.

CPS Energy reports an increase in outages to 193, affecting more than 30,000 customers.

UPDATE | 8:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service reports that San Antonio and Bexar County remain under tornado warnings until 9 p.m. The area is under warning of a fierce storm until 10 pm.

At 8:25 pm, the NWS reported a storm that was able to produce a tornado located above Shavano Park was moving east at a speed of 45 mph.

CPS Energy reports that there were 56 outages that affected more than 16,000 customers at 8.45pm.

3:40 p.m.

San Antonio will continue to survive in active weather patterns for the next few days.

On Sunday night, a strong to severe storm line will develop in our west near the Rio Grande and move east towards San Antonio in the afternoon. This storm will bring massive hail and destructive winds. Hurricanes should weaken because they are closer to San Antonio, but we still face a slight risk for bad weather.

Memorial Day, San Antonio has another opportunity to see rain and thunderstorms, especially at night. This storm will again have the ability to produce icy winds and strong winds.

The temperature will be cooler on Remembrance Day in the mid 80’s.

Storm opportunities will remain in our forecast until Tuesday and heavy rainfall brings 1-3 inches by 4-5 inches in some remote areas. Flash floods and river floods are also a concern.

Teresa Velasco is a digital producer for mySA and San Antonio Express-News. He has a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting meteorology. He uses data provided by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and others for his predictions.

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