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Severe weather moves through Houston area Sunday with one tornado touchdown

HOUSTON – With severe weather and a tornado watch in place for much of the Houston-area for Sunday morning and afternoon, here are the latest updates:

RADAR: Follow the weather with our live radar here

4:20 p.m. -- New Tornado Warning issued for Liberty County

4 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bolivar Peninsula, High Island areas till 4:30 p.m.

Last two clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms are still packing heavy rain, lightning and possibly small hail. North cluster should move into East TX over next hour, Bolivar Peninsula severe storm will be offshore in next 30 min. That should be the end of the storms for the rest of the day! -- Justin Stapleton

3:21 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning active for Galveston County

2:55 p.m. -- Confirmed Tornado touchdown in Bazoria County

A storm spotter reported to the National Weather Service that a tornado was confirmed to have touched down a mile west of West Columbia, Brazoria County at about 2:07 p.m. along Highway 35.

See a video and image of the tornado below:

2:20 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning extended till 3 p.m. for Fort Bend, Brazoria counties

2 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for Brazoria and Matagorda counties until 2:30 p.m.

WEATHER UPDATE: https://www.click2houston.com/weather/2020/04/19/live-blog-ping-pong-ball-sized-hail-in-katy-tornado-watch-in-effect-till-3-pm/

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Sunday, April 19, 2020

2:40 p.m. -- Tornado Watch for 9 counties extended until 10 p.m.

A Tornado Watch was extended for Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, harris, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker counties.

2:30 p.m. -- Tornado Warning extended for Brazoria County until 3 p.m.

2:30 p.m. -- Confirmed Tornado touchdown in Bazoria County

A storm spotter reported to the National Weather Service that a tornado was confirmed to have touched down a mile west of West Columbia, Brazoria County at about 2:07 p.m. along Highway 35.

2:20 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning extended till 3 p.m. for Fort Bend, Brazoria counties

2 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for Brazoria and Matagorda counties until 2:30 p.m.

WEATHER UPDATE: https://www.click2houston.com/weather/2020/04/19/live-blog-ping-pong-ball-sized-hail-in-katy-tornado-watch-in-effect-till-3-pm/

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Sunday, April 19, 2020

1:40 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues

KPRC 2 Meteorologist Eric Braate says a Severe Thunderstorm warning remains in effect for a cel that is leaving Wharton County and moving into north Matagorda County and northwest Brazoria Counties.

Large hail and damaging winds are possible and residents in the area are advised to seek shelter till the storm passes.

1 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm warning extended

11:30 a.m. -- Latest update from KPRC 2 Meteorologist Eric Braate

Storms continue to track through SE TX. Meteorologist KPRC2 Eric Braate is live with an update. #kprc2 #Go2Weather #Radar —> bit.ly/1PgBpDf

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Sunday, April 19, 2020

11:15 a.m. -- Tornado Watch in effect till 3 p.m.

A Tornado Watch is in effect for many counties in the area until 3 p.m.

Those counties include: Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Houston, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, and Wharton. Read more.

11 a.m. -- Heavy rain in Spring Branch

Here's video of hail in Jersey Village ⛈ Are you seeing any severe weather where you live?

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Sunday, April 19, 2020

10 a.m. -- Lightning in Spring Branch

Y'all. Check out this video of lightning in Spring Branch 🌩 Brandon Thomas shared this with us. Keep track of weather updates here: https://www.click2houston.com/weather/2020/04/18/severe-storms-move-through-houston-area-saturday-afternoon-more-storms-possible-sunday/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=kprc2

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Sunday, April 19, 2020

9:45 a.m. -- Ping pong ball-sized hail in Katy

9:30 a.m. -- Latest weather update from KPRC 2 Meteorologist Eric Braate

Severe hail-producing storms rolling through Harris County right now. Meteorologist KPRC2 Eric Braate is live with details. #kprc2 #radar bit.ly/1PgBpDf

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Sunday, April 19, 2020

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