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Hundreds without power after storms move through South Texas (5/15/20)

Storms moved through the south Texas area Friday night into Saturday evening, bring small amounts of hail, large wind, and a lot of lightning.

SAN ANTONIO — Hundreds of residents in the San Antonio area were without power after severe weather moved through Bexar County and much of South Texas Friday night and overnight Saturday morning.

At 11:30 p.m. Friday, CPS Energy reported 48 outages affecting more than 7,700 customers throughout San Antonio. As of 6:15 a.m. Saturday, the number of customers affected reduced to 616 customers over 37 outages. 

As of 6:15 a.m. Saturday, there are four road closures in Bexar County: 

  • Alamo Heights 
  • OP Schnabel 
  • Sleepy Hollow New Mstr Sts
  • Southwell 

The storm sparked severe weather warnings starting around 6:30 p.m. Friday in Val Verde County. Atascosa County and areas south of San Antonio saw the most dangerous conditions along Friday evening's stretch of storms. 

Reports indicate thunderstorm wind damage in Bexar County with a few sizeable trees down. Rain totals averaged 1-1.5” inches in San Antonio and hail sizes stayed small.

Small-sized hail was reported in Boerne; walnut-sized hail was reported near Hondo. Eyewitnesses reported pea-sized hail near Comfort. 70 mph wind gusts were reported in Cotulla.

While the threat of severe weather has lessened, light to moderate rain will still fall in the San Antonio area and lightning will persist throughout Saturday morning. 

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bexar County has been canceled.

We can expect some sunshine and highs in the mid 80’s for Saturday afternoon and a few degrees warmer on Sunday.

Only a 20-30% chance of isolated showers popping in daytime heating, with that chance better for Saturday. Nothing severe.

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