A total of 20 recreation centers and four public libraries will remain open through 10 p.m. March 2. The full list of open shelters is available at www.austintexas.gov/alerts.
We are extending the hours of several @AustinCityParks rec centers + @AustinPublicLib libraries until 10pm for anyone needing a safe place to wait out the expected thunderstorm.The worst of the storm is forecast to pass through from 6-9pm.— Austin Emergency Management (@AustinHSEM) March 2, 2023
Locations: https://t.co/VFtyiNUb8Y pic.twitter.com/2x4VrhSFM2
According to the National Weather Service, residents of Austin can expect possible severe storms, with potential for strong winds, hail and isolated tornadoes.
The storm is forecast to be severe between 6-9 p.m. Thursday evening, March 2.
There is a risk of storms late this afternoon and evening across the Hill Country, I-35 corridor, and Coastal Plains. A few storms could be severe. Know your safe places to shelter in the event you are under a warning and have a way to receive watches and warnings. pic.twitter.com/5sob7V197u— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) March 2, 2023