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Severe storms bring heavy rain, frequent lightning to South Plains


The National Weather Service is tracking a line of severe thunderstorms on the South Plains tonight.

There's a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for western Crosby County, eastern Hockley County, Lubbock County, Lynn County and Terry County.

These storms were located along a line extending from 9 miles west of Abernathy to 15 miles northeast of Brownfield to 6 miles north of Seagraves, moving east at 25 mph.

Some locations near the path of these storms include Wolfforth, Lubbock South Plains Mall, Texas Tech University, Downtown Lubbock, Lubbock International Airport, Idalou, Ransom Canyon, Slaton, Tahoka, O'Donnell.

Damaging winds, frequent cloud to ground lightning and very heavy rains are expected with these storms. The National Weather Service recommends that people in these areas take cover in a substantial shelter.

These storms brought marble-sized hail and caused some brief power outages in Lubbock and the surrounding areas.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday morning for the Panhandle and northwest Texas.

Lubbock County is under a Flood Advisory until 1 a.m.

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