UPDATE: Severe storm threat for Thursday

Published: Nov. 3, 2022 at 8:12 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 3, 2022 at 12:34 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The area most at risk for severe thunderstorms in our region has shifted slightly. The early afternoon update is shown in the image below.

By late evening, especially near midnight, thunderstorms are possible on the South Plains -...
By late evening, especially near midnight, thunderstorms are possible on the South Plains - Panhandle area. Some storms may become severe, mainly in the yellow and dark green highlighted area.(KCBD First Alert)

Thunderstorms are expected in our area late this evening into the early morning hours of Friday. Some of the storms may be severe. Please remain weather aware, watch and listen for watches and warnings which may be issued.

A SLIGHT RISK of severe weather exists late today for the far eastern KCBD viewing area. An...
A SLIGHT RISK of severe weather exists late today for the far eastern KCBD viewing area. An ENHANCED RISK exists this evening and tonight between the viewing area and the DFW area.(KCBD First Alert)

This afternoon will be mostly sunny, breezy, and slightly warmer. Temperatures will peak in the 70s, five or more degrees above average for early November.

By late evening, however, especially near midnight thunderstorms are possible in the South Plains - Panhandle area. Some storms may become severe. The greatest threat of severe storms will be over the northeastern quarter or so of the KCBD viewing area.

It's a good idea to know the difference between a watch and a warning, before severe weather...
It's a good idea to know the difference between a watch and a warning, before severe weather arrives.(KCBD First Alert)

The greatest threats are damaging wind gusts and large hail. The tornado threat is low, but not zero.

Download our free KCBD Weather App from your app/game store for our latest forecast. It’s also available here on our Weather Page. Both platforms allow you to track thunderstorms and showers (here on the South Plains and anywhere in the country) with our Interactive Radar. Turn on notifications to immediately receive severe weather warnings, advisories, and watches on your phone.

When there are no tacos (severe storms), but the ingredients are present, a watch may be...
When there are no tacos (severe storms), but the ingredients are present, a watch may be issued. When the ingredients come together to make a taco (severe storm), a warning is issued.(KCBD First Alert)

Any storms will be east of the viewing area by sunrise tomorrow. They will be followed by a cold morning wind and a very chilly afternoon wind. Gusts from 35 to 45 mph are possible.

In addition to windy, Friday will be partly cloudy. Lubbock’s Friday morning low will be near 50s degrees. However, it will get colder than that before midnight. Friday afternoon highs will range from the mid-50s in the far northwest to the upper 60s in the southeast.

Lows in the 30s will be common Saturday morning. Lubbock will fall into the mid-30s, with a forecast low of 34°F. If you have cold-sensitive plants that survived previous cold fronts, you may want to take steps to protect them.

Warmer weather follows Saturday afternoon with highs in the 60s and 70s, and Sunday with highs in the 70s - perhaps a few 80s in our warmest locales.