Rain chances will begin to pick up this evening, and there is a chance of storms during Friday evening's high school football games.
Strong storms and some heavy rain are likely tonight and early tomorrow morning. The storms will bring a slight risk of severe weather to the area this evening. The primary threats are high winds and hail. Overnight the severe threat will wane, but locally heavy rain is expected as a front pushes east across the KCBD NewsChannel 11 viewing area.
Current guidance indicates the rain will taper off over western areas by early Saturday morning and central areas by early Saturday afternoon. During that time, however, the heavy rain will likely continue over eastern areas, especially east of the Caprock. The National Weather Service is considering a Flash Flood Watch for at least some of the viewing area for the weekend.
The NWS reminds us that if flooding occurs, move to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes, playa lake shorelines, etc. Avoid flooded areas, and do not try to cross flooded streams by foot, car, or truck. Never drive through flooded roadways. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers."Turn Around. Don't Drown".
Isolated storms and showers in the area may affect Saturday night's Tech game, with another round of heavy rain possible Saturday night into Sunday morning.
If you are planning anything outdoors Friday evening through Sunday be prepared for inclement weather. We have a few resources to help. On our website, our extended forecast, and our KCBD First Alert Interactive Radar (under the Weather tab near the top of the page). And our free apps for Android and Apple smart phones, search for "KCBD". The app now includes our interactive radar.
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