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Series of storms swamp South Plains

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8:06 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for southern Childress, parts of northern Cottle County and Southeastern Hall county. This will remain in effect until 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

A severe thunderstorm was previously located 7 miles northwest of Swearingen, south of Childress, and was moving east at 35 mph. 

Two inches of rain, along iwth 70 mph wind gusts, are expected with this storm system. 

7:02 p.m.

A Tornado Warning has been issued to south-western Kent County and south-eastern Garza County, by the National Weather Service.

The tornadic thunderstorm will remain around rural areas of both counties.

This warning is set to expire at about 7:30 p.m. As of almost 7 p.m. the NWS noticed severe thunderstorm activity that was capable of producing a tornado over Lake Alan Henry that was moving at 35 mph.

Residents near that area are asked to take shelter immediately in case of falling debris. Mobile homes could be destroyed, roofs can be damaged, and windows and vehicles could sustain heavy damage as well. 

6:26 p.m.

Areas near Post could see large hail and wind gust capable of reaching 70 mph. That storm is moving east at 30 mph. 

At around 7 p.m. the National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Kent and Garza counties that was to last until 7:45 p.m. That storm had potential to produce golfball-sized hail as well. 

The NWS also issued warnings about pets and buildings in that area.

People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail
           damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect
           considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to
           mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

5:47 p.m.

A new thunderstorm warning has been issued for eastern Floyd County, Motley County, north-western Cottle County, south-western Hall County and south-eastern Briscoe County.

This warning is set to last until 6:30 p.m. and is moving northeast at 45 mph. 

4:43 p.m.

The National Weather Service has also issued Severe Thunderstorm warnings for north-western Floyd County, north-eastern Hale County, south-western Swisher County and south-western Briscoe County.

These warnings have been issued until 5:45 p.m. and could produce ping pong sized hail and have 60 mph wind gusts. This could impact Plainview, Hale Center, Kress, Claytonville, Aiken, Seth Ward and Edmonson. 

4:17 p.m.

The National Weather Service has now issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for western Lubbock County and east Hockley County that will last until 5 p.m.

This storm is capable of producing 70 mph winds with quarter-sized hail and is moving at 25 mph to the east. 

4:02 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has also been issued for the majority of the South Plains viewing area until 10 p.m.

This watch includes the immediate Lubbock area and the city of Lubbock.

Severe thunderstorms are likely across portions of the south plains viewing area this afternoon and this evening.

Storms could produce very large hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph.  An isolated tornado risk also exists, but the main threats are large hail and damaging wind gusts.

Storms will also produce heavy downpours and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.

Storms will spread from west to east as we head through the afternoon and evening hours.

Pay very close attention to the weather conditions later today and tonight.  

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