UPDATE 1:25 a.m.: All Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have expired for the South Plains.
The Tornado Watch has expired but most of our viewing area remains under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, including Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Hale, Hall, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Swisher, Terry and Yoakum County until 3 a.m. Friday.
The Open Door Community Center in Lubbock, 1918 13th Street, is open for anyone who needs shelter during these storms.
Thunderstorms are likely at times Friday through Saturday, with a slight risk of severe storms each day and night. You can view the current Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Severe Storm Outlooks for both days in the video alongside this story. The video includes expanded views of Texas and the US for today through Saturday night. We hope this is helpful information for those planning on traveling in the days ahead. Thunderstorm chances will decline Sunday and Monday, Memorial Day, but there will be at least a slight chance of a storm or two each day and night.
With the high moisture content of the atmosphere, plus the clouds and rain, temperatures will be mostly mild with low temperatures above average and high temperatures a bit below average.
Watch for updates, keep an eye and an ear on the weather, and watch and listen for watches and warnings which may be issued. Again, our Weather App and NOAA Weather Radio are some of the best tools to do just that.
If you don't already have our Weather App or haven't updated it recently, download/update it for free using these links:
For iOS https://apple.co/2sevJ4N
For Android https://bit.ly/2IQrALz
Then enable Weather Alert Types (under Settings):
Tap the menu icon in the upper left (three horizontal lines), then Settings, turn on KCBD Alerts. Then tap Weather Alert Types and select the types of weather warnings and watches you want to recieve. By the way, you will get a notification (for those selections) even if the app isn't running at the time.
Plus enable Watches and Warnings display in the Interactive Radar:
In the app, open the radar. Tap the menu icon in the lower right (three vertical dots inside a circle), then Alerts, then select the weather warnings and watches you want to see (only visible when there is an active warning or watch in the current radar view you've selected). For example, Tornado/Severe, Winter, or Flood. You can select more than one alert icon. Follow the on-screen prompts. For this feature to work allow our app access to your location (under phone settings). At this point, you can also select "Follow Me" and the app will follow your location without you having to specify one.