The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for 41 North and Central Texas counties, including Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and McLennan, until 9 p.m. today.

A NWS meteorologist said storms are expected to move through the area beginning around 6 p.m. and some could be severe.

Stay tuned for further weather updates.

Contact M. Clare Haefner at or (254) 501-7551.

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