Some severe storms this evening, active weekend ahead - FOX34 Lubbock

Some severe storms this evening, active weekend ahead

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A fairly active weekend is expected, with a significant drop in the temperature tomorrow, heavy rain possible next few days and some severe storms also in the mix.

THIS AFTERNOON: On track with the forecast, some thunderstorms have developed over the western South Plains. The coverage will slowly spread east, with individual storms moving from SW to NE. 

South Plains radar

Lubbock radar

Yellow boxes on the images above show current warnings.

Storms will be around through this evening. Some may get close to football games. Remember, if you can hear thunder it's close enough to strike. A storm doesn't have to be severe to be dangerous at a game, lightning is deadly.

Coverage of storms should diminish late tonight. Low near 61.

SATURDAY: A strong cold front will arrive early in the morning and should make it through our area. The temperature will plummet behind this front with clouds and rain through the day. The temperature should stay in the 60s around Lubbock with 50s north of the city. Showers and storms are expected off-and-on through the day. With it being so much cooler, the severe risk is lower, though some hail is possible.

SUNDAY: Southerly wind will return and it'll be warmer, though the coverage of rain and cloudcover will determine how much warmer. At this point we're forecasting a high in the mid 70s. Some severe storms are possible, with the risk primarily in SE New Mexico and the western South Plains. Area-wide, though, more rain and storms are expected.

MONDAY: Severe risk all around the area, again more storms are likely.

NEXT WEEK: The storm chance should end by mid-day Tuesday, before another storm system out west arrives and brings a slight chance for storms Thursday and Friday.

Now through early next week common rain totals of 1" to 2" are expected, with isolated spots getting much more. Flooding will also be possible.

7-day forecast

Have a good weekend. We'll have updates as needed here, on TV and radio and on social media.

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