Chance for rain through early morning, hot weekend
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - update 9:50 p.m. - To this point all the severe weather has been across Eastern New Mexico and down in the Permian Basin. Conditions do not appear favorable for severe weather across the South Plains tonight.
That said, there are still showers and thunderstorms in Eastern New Mexico moving east. So we’ll keep a chance for some rain and storms late tonight through early morning. After that, it’ll become sunny and hot Saturday, high near 92. Then upper 90s in store Sunday, with lots of heat through next week.
posted 4 p.m. - The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 p.m. CDT Friday, June 3 for the western counties of the South Plains.
This watch covers Parmer, Castro, Bailey, Lamb, Cochran, Hockley, Yoakum, Terry and Gaines counties over the western South Plains. And it extends into Eastern New Mexico including Curry, Roosevelt and Lea counties.
Thunderstorms have developed over the higher terrain of New Mexico this afternoon. Thunderstorms are moving east, toward our area. There are differing solutions in the computer guidance on whether the storms will form into a solid line, or spread more north or south of our area. That said...thunderstorms are likely near the state line this evening, with a chance for rain/storms farther east, including Lubbock, late tonight into early Saturday morning.
Primary risks are large hail and damaging wind. The most intense storms could produce hail to 2.5″ diameter and gusts to 70mph. An isolated tornado is possible.
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