Quiet today, stormy tonight and tomorrow

Published: May. 3, 2022 at 8:09 AM CDT|Updated: May. 3, 2022 at 12:58 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Our quiet weather continues through this evening. A few thunderstorms and showers are likely to dot the South Plains area tonight. Another round of storms is expected late tomorrow. Both rounds may bring severe weather to the KCBD viewing area.

A few thunderstorms and showers are likely after midnight and strong storms are expected late...
A few thunderstorms and showers are likely after midnight and strong storms are expected late tomorrow. Some storms are likely to become severe.(KCBD First Alert)

After a chilly start, lows in the 30s in the northwestern KCBD viewing area with 40s elsewhere, it will be mild this afternoon. It won’t be as hot as yesterday. Lubbock’s high was 90 degrees. Temperatures today will peak in the 70s.

There will be a little less wind today. A light breeze will be common through early afternoon. It will become breezy mid- to late afternoon with speeds picking up to about 10 to 20 mph.

Partly cloudy this afternoon. Even though it won’t be as hot, as breezy, or as sunny as yesterday, the grassland fire danger remains elevated. Under these conditions this is another no-burn day.

After a chilly start, a mild afternoon, though not as hot as yesterday. A little less wind, a...
After a chilly start, a mild afternoon, though not as hot as yesterday. A little less wind, a little more cloud cover.(KCBD First Alert)

This evening will become mostly cloudy and breezy.

A few thunderstorms and showers are likely late tonight, generally after midnight into early tomorrow morning. Many areas will remain dry, a few areas may receive significant rain.

The severe threat with this first round of storms is low. A storm or two, however, may become marginally severe. The main threat is hail around one inch, with a few larger stones is possible. Strong wind gusts and heavy rainfall are possible.

Strong storms are expected tomorrow afternoon and evening. Coverage will be spotty and mainly over the eastern half of the KCBD viewing area. Some of these storms are likely to become severe. Threats include very large hail, damaging wind gusts, localized flooding rain, and an isolated tornado or two.

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An EF-2 tornado caused damage on the northern edge of Hermleigh Sunday evening. Image Cary Allan
An EF-2 tornado caused damage on the northern edge of Hermleigh Sunday evening. Image Cary Allan(KCBD First Alert)

Hermleigh Tornado

Damage observed indicates a tornado briefly touched down about one mile northwest of Hermleigh Sunday evening. Hermleigh is located about 10 miles southeast of Snyder in Scurry County. After surveying the damage, the National Weather Service is assigning a rating of EF-2 to the tornado.

The estimated peak wind was 115 mph. The path length was 3/10 mile and the width up to 150 wards.

No deaths or injuries have been reported.

Some of the damage observed include numerous snapped power poles, moderate damage to a home and garage, overturned and scattered large vehicles and trailers, numerous flipped mobile homes.

The EF Scale

The Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale classifies tornadoes in these categories:

EF0... WEAK...... 65 TO 85 MPH

EF1... WEAK...... 86 TO 110 MPH

EF2... STRONG.... 111 TO 135 MPH

EF3... STRONG.... 136 TO 165 MPH

EF4... VIOLENT... 166 TO 200 MPH

EF5... VIOLENT... >200 MPH

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