Severe storms may hit Killeen Saturday; weather service cautions of flooding

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The highest rainfall totals through the weekend will be in northern Texas Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska and the Dakotas

ABC News The highest rainfall totals through the weekend will be in northern Texas Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska and the Dakotas

Any of the storms that wind up developing could certainly become strong to severe. It is important to note that destructive, straight-line winds can still be extremely risky and cause major damage. It's very possible some localized flooding will occur as well with some of the storms reaching 3-4 inches locally through Sunday morning. The severe weather may affect as for as northern Louisiana.

There also are "better chances" for damaging winds and golf ball-sized hail Saturday afternoon and evening across the zone, the National Weather Service said. While the tornado risk should remain limited, brief tornadoes can not be ruled out. The likelihood of the second round is less, but if storms do form they could be strong to severe.

Download the KSAT 12 Weather app on your smartphone for the latest weather updates. That's part of why the "Moderate Risk" for severe weather is in north Texas and parts of Oklahoma. Cities that could be worst affected Friday include Midland in Texas, Guymon in Oklahoma, Goodland in Kansas and Sterling in Colorado. As long as you ignore the forecast for Monday and Tuesday. These type of severe weather events usually unfold in the late afternoon and evening hours. While a chance of a pop up especially west of the OH and IN border is possible any time after 12pm, the best chance for widespread rain and storms for all of us will be between 3pm and 11pm.

Gusty winds and hail would be the main threats with this activity. However, there is an additional chance for some more severe weather Sunday night. Drivers could also be seen turning away from flooded road. Much of the early bad news came from Texas, where the city of Abilene saw risky weather-including a possible tornado-fling debris at cars and tear rooftops off homes.

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