Few storms possible tonight

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 8/15/2013 7:59 pm
8:00PM Update:

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch across the South Plains. A few storms are still possible overnight but the severe threat now looks low. You can find our live streaming radar plus the rest of the forecast in the original blog post below.




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Strong storms moved through the South Plains with reports of golf ball size hail and wind gusts up to 60mph last night. We also had a tornado warning on a storm between Hale Center and Abernathy plus reports of some brief funnels at the Lubbock International Airport. That being said, no tornado has been confirmed. The good news is that these storms dumped a lot of rain once again. Click here for a look at the 24 hour rainfall totals from the West Texas Mesonet Sites. Click here for a look at the 72 hour rainfall totals. These are continuously updated.

We again have a chance for another round of widespread storms to move through the region tonight into tomorrow morning. These storms could possibly become severe with the main concerns being large hail and strong wind gusts. Due to the potential for severe storms a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Briscoe, Cottle, Floyd, Hall, Motley and Dickens counties until 11PM. The graphic below shows the counties under the watch highlighted in green.
 
 
 

These storms will generally be moving from north to south with possibly a few individual storms veering from that general direction at times. You can keep an eye on all the storms with out live streaming radar below.
We have one more slight chance for storms late tomorrow night into early Saturday. It currently looks like most of the storms tomorrow will be held across the Rolling Plains. High pressure will get closer by the weekend leading to mostly sunny conditions and slightly warmer temperatures. Luckily the high pressure system won’t move directly overhead so temperatures will stay around average and we should stay rain free at least into the middle of next week.
 
 
 

I will have an update on where all the storms are tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have a full updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.
-Rudy
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