Thunderstorm Watch in effect for northeast South Plains

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Updated: May. 18, 2018 at 4:41 PM CDT
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(KCBD) - A thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for a portion of the northeast South Plains. The watch includes the cities of Floydada, Matador, Paducah, Turkey and Childress.

Storms will track to the northeast.

For most of the South Plains including Lubbock it will be fair skies, slim chance of showers early evening and mild evening temps. Saturday will begin mild with south to southwest winds increasing to 15 to 25 mph increasing the fire danger for most of the area.

Those winds will also increase the afternoon temps with highs climbing into the low to mid 90s for most of the South Plains. It will be a mostly sunny day for Lubbock.

Overnight Saturday into Sunday some big changes as a strong cold front brings a drop in temps and chance for some strong storms late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. A few of the storms could be strong to severe with the large hail and high winds threats.

Then it will be a windy start to Sunday and a mostly cloudy day with some storm potential through the day. Much cooler on Sunday with daytime temps in the 70s and low 80s.

Rain chances will increase by Monday.

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