Severe Thunderstorm Expected in Lubbock and the South Plains

A severe thunderstorm has been announced until 11 p.m for Lubbock and the South Plains. The primary concern with storms is severe hail; damaging wind and tornados are also possible. The Storm Prediction Center highlights the large shower as the primary concern. High-speed gusts to 75 mph are expected. A tornado or two is possible in a severe thunderstorm watch area. 

A tornado watch is in effect for the southern South Plains and SE New Mexico, including Lamesa, Gail, Hobbs, Snyder, Seminole, and points south till 2200 hrs. 

In Lubbock, Texas, a severe weather threat continues over the South Plains. It has been designated a First Alert Weather Day due to the high probability of severe storms. 

Storms are expected to develop in the New Mexican region and Southwest Texas and move east to the northeast into the part from 1600 hrs to 1800 hrs.

Storms are likely to have a high potential of large hail, possible tornados, and 60-70 mph winds. 

Most of the region may witness thunderstorms with isolated severe storms. Storms are likely to reach eastern South Plains past midnight, but the intensity should be reduced. 

It will be a windy and warm afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Storm potential will be partially speculated by reversal moisture to the region from central Texas. Rising water will lead to stronger storms. As of mid-day, deep moisture was yet to the south and southeast.

Monday is windy and sunny, with highs between 85-90 degrees.