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Severe Thunderstorms roll through San Antonio, knocking out power for over 20,000

A cold front is scheduled to move through San Antonio overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
Credit: KENS 5 Weather

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio was under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until Wednesday at 3 a.m., according to the National Weather Service

Shortly before midnight, there were nearly 6,000 customers without power, according to CPS. Shortly after midnight, over 15,000 customers were without power, and at 3 a.m., over 21,000 customers were without power. 

The San Antonio International Airport recorded winds at 39 mph with wind gusts at 63 mph around midnight as thunderstorms rolled through. 

The cold front brought a line of scattered showers and thunderstorms around midnight Tuesday through early Wednesday morning. 

Here's what to expect over the next 12 hours:

Credit: KENS 5 Weather

One model shows a line of showers and storms developing across San Antonio around 1 a.m. Some storms that develop could bring heavier pockets of rain over 2 inches, especially in the leading edge of the front. 

Credit: KENS 5 Weather

By around 3 a.m. the severe threat should be diminishing as the line of storms becomes less organized. However, showers and storms could still hang around. 

Credit: KENS 5 Weather

Around 5:30 a.m. San Antonio may still see light rain activity. This means for the early morning commute the roads could still be slick so drive carefully. By 8 a.m. the skies will be clearing. 


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