Severe threat upgraded to moderate - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/18/10

Severe threat upgraded to moderate

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LUBBOCK, TX(KCBD)- The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded its forecast to a moderate risk of severe storms in the KCBD NewsChannel 11 viewing area.

Storms are expected to begin near the TX-NM state line along the dryline late this afternoon, then move east through the evening. There is much uncertainty in timing and coverage, but the Storm Prediction Center says any storms that form have a good chance of becoming severe.

Conditions look favorable for severe this evening, with very large hail and high winds likely early. As storms move east they will encounter conditions also favorable for at least isolated tornadoes, especially in the 7 to 10 PM time frame.

The severe storms will likely be east of the Caprock by 1 am.

This afternoon mostly cloudy, breezy, warm.  High temperatures for today are expected to be in the upper 70s. This evening scattered thunderstorms, some severe, with locally heavy rainfall. The severe storm threat will continue overnight, though the storms will be moving eastward. The overnight low will be near 60 degrees.

The chance for thunderstorms shifts east of the Caprock Wednesday. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and breezy with warm temperatures. The high for Wednesday is forecast to be in the upper 80s.

Thursday will have mostly sunny skies with warm temperatures in the mid 80s. The warm temperatures and mostly sunny skies continue into Friday with a high near 90 degrees.

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