The National Weather Service announced a severe thunderstorm warning is in place for northwestern Austin County until 5:30 p.m.
"At 4:57 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Bellville, moving northeast at 20 mph," the statement says.
60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail were expected, according to the statement, as was hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.
Locations impacted included Brenham, Hempstead and Bellville.
"For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building," the statement said.