The tornado watch has been cancelled as all of the storms have moved to the east of us. A link to the rainfall totals plus the rest of the detailed forecast is in the original blog post below.
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A Tornado Watch has been issued for Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hockley, Kent, King, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, Dawson, Gaines, and Scurry counties until 11pm. The counties under the watch are highlight in blue in the graphic below.
As of this writing storms continue to build across the South Plains and are moving to the northeast. While a few isolated tornadoes are possible the main concern with the storms this afternoon and evening will be large hail and strong wind gusts. There is also a flood concern with storms dumping lots of rain over locations that have seen a lot already over the past several days. You can keep an eye on all the storms with our live streaming radar below.
to see the 24 hour rainfall totals from the West Texas Mesonet Sites and click here
to see the 72 hour rainfall totals. Unlike the past several days most of the storms today will be in the afternoon and evening hours and should end overnight. The upper-level low pressure system that is responsible for all the rain we have seen since the middle of last week will move to the east of us tomorrow. There is a slight chance for some of our communities in the Rolling Plains to see a bit more rain but in all likelihood all the rain will stay to the east of us.
A ridge of high pressure will build in during the middle of the week which will keep our sky clear and warm up the temperatures. Some moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Amanda which is currently in the Pacific could stream in at the end of the week but right now it looks like the affects of that will likely just be a few more clouds in the sky.
Be sure to stay weather aware with the potential for very strong storms this evening. We will keep you updated on TV, Radio, and on our social media accounts.