South Plains under a slight risk of severe weather tonight

Reported by: Caitlin Napoleoni
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Updated: 6/17/2013 6:13 pm
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Severe Thunderstorm watch in effect until 11:00 pm. Large hail and damaging winds can be expected with storms that develop throughout the night.



Storm Prediction Center has painted Lubbock and the rest of the South Plains under a Slight Risk for severe weather through tomorrow morning. The graphic showing the risk area is below.

 
 
 


Warm temperatures and moisture will provide some instability for much of the area. A leftover stalled out boundary in the northeast part of the South Plains could provide convection and produce some storms this afternoon. Storms are also likely to develop in northeast New Mexico and build into the area tonight.

You can track any storms on our live stream of the radar below.


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The main threats with any storms that do build will be large hail and damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. We will be posting updates here on the Weather Blog and on FOX34 throughout the evening as needed.

The chance for storms continues as the day and night progress. We could see these storms become widespread moving west to east this evening if the energy holds out.

The Slight Risk continues for tomorrow afternoon, although chances are not as high as tonight. We'll be slightly cooler, starting in the upper 60s and low 70s and warming into the upper 80s for the afternoon. We'll have a mixture of sun and clouds with winds near 15 mph from the south east throughout the day.

 
 
 


Wednesday brings a gradual clearing trend as a high pressure system amplifies across the south central part of the country. That will allow us to dry up and warm up once again into the mid to upper 90s for the rest of the work week.

Matt and I will be monitoring the potential for storms throughout the day and tonight.
-Caitlin
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