Hail pummeled San Antonio Wednesday night, more storms possible Thursday night

Published 10:12 am CDT, Thursday, May 28, 2020

Severe storms with high winds and hail left some San Antonians with broken windows and without power Wednesday evening.

Photos captured by locals show apartment windows busted by hail and lightning over the downtown skyline. CPS Energy reported more than 17,000 customers were affected by power outages.

The National Weather Service estimates San Antonio received up to half an inch of rainfall from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.

It was the second bout of severe weather the area faced in less than a week. A tornado with maximum winds of 100 miles per hour touched down in a Northwest Side neighborhood Sunday evening, the NWS confirmed.

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According to the NWS, more possible activity is on the way for Thursday evening.

The NWS says there is a threat of strong to severe storms again in the evening to overnight hours Thursday. The forecast includes possible large hail and damaging winds.

Storms will likely move into western areas between 3 and 6 p.m. and continue to push eastward, moving into the San Antonio area later this evening.

Madalyn Mendoza covers news and puro pop culture for MySA.com | [email protected] | @maddyskye

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