10 scenes out of last night’s Central Texas storm that kept you awake

A Union Pacific train derailed early Monday morning February 20, 2017 on Texas Highway 79 North of Thrall, TX. Severe thunderstorms and high winds may have caused the multiple cars to derail. Railroad crews will be on the scene throughout the day to remove the damaged cars. The remaining train was cleared and continued northward. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

A Union Pacific train derailed early Monday morning February 20, 2017 on Texas Highway 79 North of Thrall, TX. Severe thunderstorms and high winds may have caused the multiple cars to derail. Railroad crews will be on the scene throughout the day to remove the damaged cars. The remaining train was cleared and continued northward. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

If you managed to sleep through last night’s thunder, you might have been surprised to wake up to a drenched, wind-beaten Austin. Wind gusts from last night’s storms clocked in at 60-70 mph, had Williamson County on tornado watch and caused property damage throughout the area. Additionally, it derailed a train in Thrall.

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PHOTOS: Storms cause damage across Central Texas

Here’s a look at some of the damage in Austin and the surrounding area after last night’s storms:

Keep up with weather developments as they happen here.

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