Severe thunderstorms in parts of central Texas have led to Flash Flood Warnings and at least one tornado was confirmed early Friday. A Tornado Watch has been posted for parts of central Texas until 1 p.m. EDT, according to The Weather Channel.

The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down northeast of New Braunfels, Texas, near San Antonio, according to local news station KENS5. Several of the counties around San Antonio, Texas, were under Flash Flood warnings in the early hours of Friday as adults made their way to work and children arrived at schools across the area, according to the National Weather Service. Bexar, Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Llano, Medina, Travis, Uvalde, Williamson and Wilson counties all were under Flash Flood Warnings until around 9:30 or 10 a.m. EDT.

Heavy rain and high winds were already damaging some cities, according to The Weather Channel. D’Hanis saw some structural damage and a high school gym in Floresville was damaged by a possible tornado, according to the channel’s website. Weather was being monitored for flooding across Texas and the lower Mississippi Valley Friday after the area has received heavy rainfall over the past week.

Due to the severe weather, a number of schools reported delays and closures in San Antonio Friday, local news station KENS5 reported. A list of school and road closings for the San Antonio area can be found on the KENS5 website here.

Some schools and counties were updating parents and the public on Twitter as the weather continued to change.







In Bexar County, rising water levels flooded some streets and the sheriff was dispatched to help rescue a bus of children on their way to school. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Emergency for Bexar, Comal and Hays counties at 9:45 a.m. EDT.



The National Weather Service tweeted that a warning that many rivers may rise as the rain continues throughout Friday. You can check which rivers are nearing flood levels on the National Weather Service website.



Rain and damaging winds are likely to continue into Saturday in some parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi, according to the Weather Channel. The National Weather Service has said to check back and be aware of updates as weather continues throughout the day Friday.