Storms in area this evening, hot weekend ahead

Storms in area this evening, hot weekend ahead

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

THIS AFTERNOON: It's another hot one in Lubbock with storms out to the east. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for parts of the Rolling Plains, eastern Panhandle and SW Oklahoma, green counties below:

severe watch

There have been a few storms with huge hail this afternoon near Tell and Childress, along with torrential rainfall. Storm spotters also saw a funnel cloud SW of Memphis in the 4 p.m. hour. Storms are moving to the NE.

South Plains radar

We still could see a few storms farther west this evening, though the severe risk is lower. There are some storms in New Mexico this afternoon, moving toward our area. 

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, low near 70. Wind S/SE 10-20mph.

TOMORROW: Another hot and partly cloudy day, high near 97. Wind S/SE 12-22mph. There is a slight chance for a storm mid afternoon into tomorrow evening. While coverage will be fairly limited, any storms that develop with have the potential to produce strong wind.

WEEKEND: Both Saturday and Sunday will top out in the mid 90s with a steady south wind. A few isolated storms are possible Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: It doesn't look quite as hot as the past few weeks. And we could probably put a chance for storms nearly every day. There just isn't a clear sign on any one day. Longer-range computers do show better rain potential by next weekend, but that's too far out for anything reliable. 

In the mean time, the high may drop back to the lower 90s by Wednesday and Thursday. 

7-day forecast

Have a great rest of your day. Bobby will have a full update to the forecast here early in the morning.
-Matt

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