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Tornado Watch for areas east of Austin

Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee and Milam counties are included in a Tornado Watch until 10 p.m. Wednesday. Bastrop and Lee Counties were under a Warning until 5:15 p.m.

CENTRAL TEXAS —

A Tornado Watch has been issued for counties east of Austin until 10 p.m. Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee and Milam County are included in the watch area. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area.

A Tornado Warning is in effect for Bastrop and Lee County until 5:15 p.m. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Paige, according to the National Weather Service.

A front will move through Austin early this evening, pushing in a cooler air mass and scattered showers.

Rain chances will shift to the east of the metro after 7 p.m. Storms east of Austin could be strong or severe.

The severe weather threat will end after 10 p.m. Expect passing showers overnight.

Clearing skies will follow right behind the cold front by early Thursday morning with below average temperatures. Highs will only be in the 60s on Thursday with sunny skies. This upcoming weekend is looking spectacular with highs in the 70s. A spotty shower is possible Sunday, but mainly dry conditions are expected overall.