Here is a current look at FOX34 VIPIR:
7:14 p.m. - The first stormed that moved through Lubbock had a whole lot of small hail in some locations. Elsewhere there were reports of 1" to 1.5"-diameter hail. The largest report was 2.25"-diameter hail near 82nd and Frankford, according to the NWS. It also produced some heavy rain. Now we're watching storms move farther north into the Panhandle.
Another round of storms is possible later tonight. And those could become severe, as well.
5:46 p.m. - The NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Lubbock until 6:30 p.m. This storm has produced 1" to 1.5"-diameter hail over the western and southwestern part of Lubbock and Lubbock County. It is moving NE.
4:52 p.m. - The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for parts of the Rolling Plains, Big Country and Texoma until Midnight. The watch includes counties below in blue.
We do believe the greater severe weather risk is east of our area. But we'll watch for severe storm development this evening. As of 5 p.m. a few showers and storms are developing. These will continue to move from SW to NE.
Some better lift will spread across the region, helping develop more showers and storms later tonight. Those could also become severe, with the primary risk being damaging wind.
After the showers and storms clear early in the morning, it'll turn very windy tomorrow. High near 67, west wind 22-35mph, gusts over 50mph. There will likely be some blowing dust.
LOOKING AHEAD: It'll turn much cooler Friday and Saturday. It doesn't look quite as cold Saturday morning as it has for the past few days, but we'll likely still have at least a brief freeze both Friday morning and Saturday morning.
Have a good rest of your day. Our weather team will be watching the storms through tonight and have updates as needed.