First Alert Forecast: Slight chance of severe storms Monday

First Alert Forecast: Slight chance of severe storms Monday
(Source: KCBD)
(Source: KCBD)

(KCBD) - A few thunderstorms were noted in the viewing area late Sunday. Lightning is believed to have ignited a grass fire on the east side of Sudan and to have caused a power outage here at the KCBD studio. A wind gust of 59 mph was recorded by the TT Mesonet weather station north of Dimmitt.

Thunderstorms are likely late Monday afternoon and evening, and there will be a slight risk of severe weather. The primary threat will be large hail, possibly up to about two inches in diameter, with a secondary threat of severe wind gusts (at least 58 mph).

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There is a slim chance of one or two tornadoes. While storms will be possible just about anywhere in the viewing area, the risk of severe currently appears greatest over central areas, including Lubbock, Plainview, Levelland, Post, Brownfield, Crosbyton, Floydada, Matador, Tulia, Tahoka, Lamesa, Gail and Seminole.

Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday, though mainly over the far eastern viewing area, and again late Wednesday, mainly over the eastern half or so of the KCBD viewing area.

Lubbock received a little rain yesterday and the weather station near Dimmitt just over an inch. It's not enough, however, to ease the fire danger. That will take widespread significant rainfall.

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