Wild weather weekend kicks off with tornado in Texas
Friday, January 13, 2017, 3:43 - A weekend of wild weather kicked off across Texas with a weak, albeit damaging, tornado touch down on Friday.
A trained spotter with video confirmed a tornado near Walburg Friday morning, reported NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center.
Damage occurred to a tin roof of a home and a business.
This came ahead of an ice storm and severe thunderstorms (with risk of tornadoes) set to impact the Lone Star State later this weekend.
Photo of a weak tornado near Walburg, TX (Williamson County) this morning. Minor damage to business and home occurred. (credit Thomas Jones) pic.twitter.com/wPfZrnC5kp— NWS San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) January 13, 2017
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A potent winter storm will cross the Texas South Plains and Panhandle late this weekend. Rainfall totals are expected to range from one to two inches Saturday night and Sunday, with a few totals near three inches possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Localized flooding is a possibility in low-lying areas.
The greatest risk for damaging winds, hail and/or tornadoes will be Saturday and Sunday (see below).