The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Central Texas this Tuesday as showers and storms will move through Bell County today.

At 10:30 AM a Severe Thunderstorm was moving past Copperas Cove at a speed of 45 mph. Wind gusts up to 60mph with quarter size hail have been reported with this storm.

The watch will remain in effect until 6 PM this evening for all of Bell County. If you encounter severe weather contact your local police department and your information will be forwarded to the National Weather Service.

Many in Texas remember today as the anniversary of the tornado outbreak of 2012 when 17 tornadoes touched down in Texas.