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Lubbock included in Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 3 a.m.

Updated: Jun. 6, 2021 at 9:51 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place for Lubbock and much of the South Plains until 3 a.m. A watch means there is the potential for severe weather.

Storms moving out of New Mexico are entering an atmosphere with more available energy than when they were farther west. This means some storms will intensify, bringing the risk for strong wind and some hail, with the strongest storms capable of 70mph wind and 1.5″ hail.

With Texas Tech Baseball in the NCAA Regional, storms may get closer to Lubbock around 10:30 or 11 p.m. We’re watching new development northwest of Littlefield that may grow farther south as this line heads east.

Looking ahead to Monday, it’ll be hot again, high near 93. There is again a slight chance for late-day storms. With heat and humidity in place, some strong to severe storms are possible, though it is a low risk.

After that, it’ll be up near 100 Tuesday through Friday. Get ready for the heat.

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