FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Crosby County hit by 69 mph winds Friday

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Crosby County hit by 69 mph winds Friday
Storm damage in Ralls

CROSBY COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - After a record high of 107 degrees in Lubbock Friday afternoon, isolated severe storms erupted over the South Plains.

Storms moved through Crosby County, tracking east to southeast and eventually exited Kent County.

Storm reports and damage ranged from more than 2-inch hail in Ralls, Crosbyton, and Spur, with additional reports along the path of the storm.

Windows and windshields were broken in Ralls and Spur. The heaviest damage was in the Ralls community where two tin warehouses were destroyed and several power lines were broken by a storm that produced winds of near hurricane force, 69 mph.

The Lubbock office of the National Weather Service will do a survey over the weekend to determine if the damage was from straight-line winds or a tornado. There was also a possible tornado south of Jayton on Friday evening.

The storm damage was isolated and storms were not widespread over the region.

As for the weekend ahead, there's a slight chance of isolated storms and it will be cooler over the area.

Highs will stay hot, but generally in the low 90s to upper 90s for all of the South Plains on Saturday. On Sunday it will be cooler with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

As the latest cold front rolls through the region winds will be from the north at 20-30 mph with winds diminishing late Saturday afternoon.

The next chance for scattered storms will be late Sunday and extend into early Monday morning.

Temps will remain in the low 90s on Monday.

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