FIRST ALERT: Severe storms late today
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Severe storms are likely in the KCBD viewing area late this afternoon and evening. These storms will bring a threat of isolated tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, large hail, and localized heavy rain.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is highlighting much of the South Plains at risk of severe storms, with the northern KCBD viewing area at an enhanced risk, from roughly mid-afternoon through Friday evening.
The greatest anticipated threats are very large hail and very strong wind gusts. Some of the storms late today are likely to produce hail from one to two inches, possibly larger with some storms, and wind gusts from 60 to 70 mph. There is a low threat of a few isolated tornadoes, with the greatest threat over the northern KCBD viewing area and the Panhandle.
Be weather aware today. Use our free KCBD Weather App to help you stay ahead of any storm. After launching the app, tap on the location shown near the top of the screen. Select “Follow Me”. Then tap the radar button in the lower right. Just above that button is the radar menu button - three dots in a circle. Tap/click it.
In the radar menu tap/click “Overlays” and then highlight the “Storm Tracks” icon (if not already). If storms are present on the radar, this will display storm location, intensity, and movement.
Next tap/click “Alerts” and highlight the “Tornado/Severe” icon (if not already). This will display any warnings, advisories, and watches which may be active in the area on the screen as a shaded color. Tap/click on any shading for additional information.
The storms are expected to be widely scattered, that is hit and miss. The chance of measurable rain at any given location is low. However, if a storm passes overhead you may receive flooding heavy rain.
Before any storms, spotty very light rain showers may dot the area this morning. This afternoon will be partly sunny, warm, humid, and windy. Blowing dust is likely. The fire danger remains high - another NO BURN DAY.
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