BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH
DISPATCH RECORD 

While storms Tuesday morning are expected to be moderate, National Weather Service meteorologists warn that damaging winds could occur Tuesday afternoon and evening. 
The NWS issued a hazardous weather outlook for Lampasas County and the surrounding area at 3:53 a.m.  Tuesday, citing thunderstorms that could erupt throughout the day. 
“Severe weather is unlikely during the morning hours, but thunderstorms this afternoon and into Wednesday may pose a strong to damaging wind threat,” the outlook said. “Heavy rain will also be possible along with a potential for near-severe caliber hail.”
The risk of damaging winds, heavy rain and hail will continue into Wednesday, officials said, “given strong instability in place during this time.”
In addition to the risk of severe storms, “hot conditions are expected on Wednesday and Thursday, especially across Central Texas,” meteorologists predicted. “Heat index values on these days may climb near or just above 105 degrees.” 
After a break in storm chances on Friday, more scattered thunderstorms are possible over the weekend.