AUSTIN -- Powerful storms that produced little rain, but a spectacular light show, rolled through the Austin area Wednesday.
According to the National Weather Service, 1.31 inches of rain fell Wednesday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The storms also knocked down trees. KVUE Photojournalist Michael Moore reported a downed tree on Empress Boulevard, just northwest of Davis Lane and Manchaca in South Austin. Trees blocked several residential streets in the Grand Oaks neighborhood. Moore says power was out between Sentenary Ridge and at least Westgate.
Austin Energy reported as many as 6,400 customers without power due to the storms. By 10 p.m. that number had been reduced to 1,500. All power has since been restored.
KVUE Meteorologist Mark Murray reported as many as 3,000 lightning strikes south of the Austin metro area Wednesday night.
KVUE viewer Rex McGreevy sent a photo taken from the Mueller development with lightning in the distance just south of downtown Austin.
Click video below from KVUE Photojournalist Scott Guest as storms hit Wimberley:
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