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Thunderstorm Watch expires as storms move out of area Sunday night

Published: Jul. 11, 2021 at 10:13 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 11, 2021 at 12:59 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Counties in our viewing area saw hail, high winds, and flash flooding on Sunday, but the Watch has been allowed to expire as of 7 p.m.

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As of 12:17 p.m. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 371 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN TEXAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST TEXAS COCHRAN HOCKLEY LYNN TERRY YOAKUM THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF BROWNFIELD, DENVER CITY, LEVELLAND, MEADOW, MORTON, NEW HOME, ODONNELL, PLAINS, SUNDOWN, TAHOKA, WELLMAN, AND WHITEFACE.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the counties in green until 7 PM.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the counties in green until 7 PM.(cleared for use)

Storms are expected to develop this afternoon along a cold front that is draped across the South Plains. The strongest of these expected south and southwest of Lubbock, but anywhere on the Caprock could see showers and thunderstorms. The main threats will be gusty to damaging winds up to 70 mph and quarter-sized hail. Localized flooding is possible as well with brief downpours expected. Severe activity will likely diminish overnight but a stray shower or two could linger into early Monday morning.

Temperature-wise today will be a bit cooler than yesterday with highs in the mid to upper 80s with a few areas off the Caprock seeing the lower 90s. Aside from storms, expect partly cloudy skies and winds from the NE becoming SW around 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow, temperatures will return to the lower 90s with dry conditions expected through Wednesday. Our next chance for rain will be late workweek into the weekend.

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