Tornado watch

A screenshot of weather.com shows a series of thunderstorms heading for the Killeen area around 7:15 p.m. Monday evening. The area is currently under a tornado watch at this time. 

Update: A public safety alert issued around 5 p.m. said all tactical low water crossings at Fort Hood are effectively closed in advance of a severe thunderstorm headed towards the Temple-Killeen area.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch effective Monday afternoon until 11 p.m. for Bell County.

The tornado watch includes 33 counties in north central and central Texas. The following central Texas counties are currently under a tornado watch: Bell, Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Hamilton, Henderson, Hill, Lampasas, McLennan  and Mills.

Thunderstorms are forecast to hit the Temple-Killeen area around 7:15 p.m. Monday evening, according to weather.com.

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