Strange-looking mammatus clouds form over Central Texas on Saturday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — KXAN received several photos from viewers of mammatus clouds Saturday afternoon and early evening through our ReportIt feature.

Mammatus clouds look like clumps or pouches at the bottom of a cloud, usually the anvil of a thunderstorm. They form when cold air settles into dry air and these form small sacs or sacs, usually when a thunderstorm is late developing or beginning to break apart.

Although most of central Texas had no storms on Saturday, one severe storm formed over Lampasas and drifted southwest into San Saba County. A separate moderate storm popped up in Burnet County.

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