Wind advisory in place today, more storms in the forecast

Wind advisory in place today, more storms in the forecast

LUBBOCK, Texas -

Severe storms brought some locations tornadoes, large hail, and very strong wind yesterday. We also had some location with flooding as rain continued overnight. Here are some of the top rain totals from Tech Mesonet over the last 24 hours:
Snyder 2.44"
Tahoka 1.88"
Colorado City 1.42"
Turkey 1.34"
Floydada 1.23"
Guthrie 1.22"
Slaton 0.99"
Spur 0.87"
Gail 0.72"

This activity has cleared our area and still pushing east. Severe storms are expected to move east with the low pressure system.

TODAY: Although we are not expecting more severe weather this low pressure system will still effect our area. Wind speeds will increase 20-30mph this morning through today with wind gusts as high as 50mph. A wind advisory is in place until 9pm for the South Plains. High near 77 with a sunny sky.

TONIGHT: Clear sky with the low dropping to near 54, wind speeds will drop after midnight for a light breeze.

WEDNESDAY: Sunshine continues with lighter wind, but still breezy 12-22mph. Highs will climb back to the mid and upper 80s.

EXTENDED: The next storm system set up to the west with the dry line moving back into the area. This will bring more rain with severe storm along the dry line starting early Thursday and continues through the weekend. The dry line will be the key factor we will be watching because it could set up further west than yesterday. If this occurs there will be a better chance for widespread storms.


The Storm Prediction Center has our area highlighted again for possible severe storm activity:

This outlook is for late Wednesday, early Thursday morning.

This outlook is for Thursday into early Friday, showing a greater risk for activity to be severe.

Have a great Tuesday! Matt with the next update to the forecast tonight on the News at Nine.
-Bobby

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