A Severe Thunderstorm **WATCH** is in place for Eastern New Mexico and the western South Plains until Midnight CDT / 11 p.m. MDT. It is in the green counties below:
A Flood **WATCH** is also in place across the area until Monday evening due to all of the rain we've already observed, indicated in the green counties below:
Remember, a **WATCH** indicates that severe weather is possible. This means that you should remain vigilant and be aware of changing weather conditions. The storms which qualify as "severe" are described below:
Be aware that an isolated tornado is also possible. One way to remain up-to-date on changing weather conditions is by following the FOX34 Weather Authority on social media:
Overall, today's threat is still relatively low. Severe storms will likely be isolated. However earlier Sunday, a tornado was observed just after 2:30 p.m. and again before 2:50 p.m. to the north of Dimmitt, south of Hereford. Showers and storms are likely across the area rest of today into tonight. More storms are likely Monday as well, with a possibility for isolated strong storms. The risk area for severe weather Monday is highlighted below:
TONIGHT: Low temperatures near 62° and SSE winds at 15mph. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms.
COLUMBUS DAY: Expect mostly cloudy skies with a high of 76° and S winds 10-15 mph. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely throughout the day, some of which may become strong.
Conditions should calm down late Tuesday, leading into some sunny days. Back-to-back cold fronts however will allow the temperature to drop quite a bit. Compared to last week, temperatures will be chilly with afternoons struggling to reach the 70s and some nights flirting with the 40s. The chance of rain also returns by next weekend.
Overall, stay vigilant, stay dry, and stay warm because some chilly nights are ahead.