More sunshine, then more severe storms

John's Wednesday Evening First Alert Forecast

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) -Another beautiful day on the South Plains with sunny skies, south winds and highs in the 80s. We will have another similar day tomorrow with slightly stronger south winds and plenty of sunshine.

Changes will take place beginning Friday as an upper level storm approaches the region from the Rockies. You will notice increasing clouds and wind first, followed by a chance of thunderstorms in the late afternoon, evening and overnight into Saturday morning.

The dryline will be the trigger for the initial storms in the central areas and they will move to the east. As the storm nears thunderstorms will likely become more intense and there is a chance for scattered storms that are capable of large hail, high winds and possible tornado development.

Due to the severe weather potential for a large area of the South Plains we have designated Friday evening into Saturday morning as a First Alert Weather threat.

Storms will move out of the are during the Saturday morning period.

Saturday will be windy and warm and Sunday will be slightly cooler with gusty winds.

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