Strong thunderstorms moved across our area this afternoon bring some brief heavy rain, gusty winds and hail up to 2 inches in diameter.
Golf-ball size hail was reported in Jarrell and Temple. Hail up to 1.50” was reported at Fort Hood and Salado. Most of the hail reports ranged from one-half to one inch.
Fort Hood clocked a wind gust of 67 mph and Scott White Hospital at Temple measured a peak gust of 60 mph.
The storms were caused by the West Texas Dry Line moving west to east across the area. The dry line is a weather feature that essentially separate the warm, moist air to its east from the dry air behind it. The dry air moving in will bring an end to the rain.
A cold front coming in later tonight will bring more dry air and leave Central Texas with a bright and mile weekend.