Today’s South Plains severe weather risk
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Thunderstorms are likely in the South Plains area late today and again tomorrow. These storms may produce some much needed rainfall, but also some severe weather.
Today’s storms are expected to develop over eastern New Mexico mid- to late afternoon and then move eastward into the western South Plains. It is possible that storms will make it to the central viewing area, including Lubbock and Plainview, this evening.
Coverage, as I noted yesterday, is expected to be spotty. Some spots will remain dry while some may receive a downpour. The forecast conditions also would support some storms becoming marginally severe to severe. That is, gusts from 60 to 70 mph and hail up to about one to two inches across are possible.
Tornadic thunderstorms are not anticipated, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
As always, if you can hear thunder you should be inside. If you can hear thunder, the lighting is near enough that it could strike your location. A conventional building, such as your home, is best but a vehicle will provide protection from lightning.
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