FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Severe weather along South Plains

Daybreak Today - 5 a.m., April 23

We're tracking a Tornado Warning in Gaines County.

Posted by KCBD NewsChannel 11 on Monday, April 22, 2019

11:15 p.m. UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning now issued for Garza and Kent counties until midnight.

10:45 p.m. UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm watch remains in place until 2 a.m. for south and eastern part of the South Plains. Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Garza and Lynn Counties has been extended until 11:15 p.m.

7:45 p.m. UPDATE: Tornado warning for Gaines County has expired.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -Severe thunderstorms remain possible across the South Plains as a strong disturbance approaches the region from the southwest.

This disturbance will interact with a cold front that passed through the Lubbock area Monday morning.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will increase across the area this evening and overnight tonight.

Some of the storms could become severe with large hail and wind gusts over 60 mph.

There is a very low tornado risk along the actual frontal boundary which favors the southern half of the viewing area south of Lubbock.

Cloudy skies are expected tonight with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely tonight.

Low temperatures drop into the lower and middle 50’s for the Lubbock area. 40’s are possible across the northwestern half of the viewing area.

Tuesday will be cloudy and much colder with highs in the middle to upper 50’s across the area. Southern areas may warm into the lower 60’s.

Northwestern areas could remain in the upper 40’s around Muleshoe and near Clovis, New Mexico.

Look for scattered non-severe thunderstorms to continue Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Weather conditions should improve Wednesday with a warming trend by the end of the week.

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