While the South Plains has enjoyed a work week full of refreshing morning temperatures and pleasant afternoons, changes are on the way. A strong storm system is moving into the central plains and will send a cold front into West Texas Friday.
Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along and ahead of this front by Friday afternoon. Western areas will be the first at risk by early afternoon, then the threat will slowly shift eastward through the evening. The entire South Plains stands a chance of seeing severe weather Friday evening.
A few storms will be capable of producing localized flooding rainfall, severe wind gusts, and small hail - and while not a significant threat, an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out, especially north of Lubbock.
Storms will stick around into Saturday morning, before slowly clearing out of the KCBD viewing area heading into Saturday afternoon.
The last time West Texas saw widespread severe weather was back in early June. If you're headed to the fair, or any other outdoor activity, please stay tuned to the latest forecasts.
Remind yourself of your severe weather safety plan, and make sure you have everything in order should severe weather strike.
And as always, you can find the latest weather forecasts on air, or online, at www.kcbd.com and on our mobile apps.
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