Slight risk for severe storms east of Lubbock

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Updated: 5/18/2013 8:20 pm
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The chance for storms, some of them severe in nature, exists for much of our far eastern counties through tonight.

The dry line is situated well east of Lubbock, separating the dry and moist air. Where there is more moisture in place along with our very warm temperatures today, there is more instability and energy for those storms to develop. The main risks with these storms will be large hail and damaging wind gusts. There is also a very small possibility for tornadoes to develop. The graphic below indicates where the slight risk is.

All of these storms will be scattered in nature and able to develop very rapidly. Do not rule out the chance for some storms to develop anywhere east of Lubbock, but the greatest chances will be east of the dry line through tonight. A live stream of the radar is available below.

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We reached the 100 degree mark for the second day in a row this afternoon and the hot temperatures will continue, although not quite that hot. Things will fizzle out overnight as we begin to cool off a bit, but it will still be a mild morning starting off near 60. Tomorrow temperatures will reach the low to mid 90s with a lot of sunshine and winds from the west at 15 to 25 mph.

Monday will be very similar, starting near 60 and warming to the low to mid 90s and lots of sun and breezy conditions. Early Tuesday morning a cold front arrives and finally drops us back down towards average, into the low to mid 80s, but still see sunny skies.


We'll warm up pretty quickly, once again back towards 90 come the end of the work week and also have a slight chance for some isolated storms on Thursday and Friday. It's still pretty far out to be confident in those chances, we will continue to keep an eye on the potential.

As the chance for storms continues this evening you can keep posted here for updates, as well as on FOX 34 and FOX 34 News Now.
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