LUBBOCK, Texas — The Storm Prediction Center on Wednesday said Lubbock and much of the South Plains would be at slight risk for severe weather.
KLBK First Warning Weather Chief Nick Kraynok said, “Severe storms are possible between 4:00-7:00 p.m. for Lubbock.”
“They’re expected to form a line and move east out of the area by 9:00 p.m.,” Kraynok said.
Kraynok said hail the size of ping-pong balls or golf balls would be possible with wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour.
“It is going to be another active late [afternoon/evening],” the National Weather Service office in Lubbock said on Wednesday. “Scattered severe t-storms are expected to develop across the [western] or [central] South Plains this [afternoon], then move east thru the [evening].”
Our hail threat has increased just a bit for this afternoon. Lubbock is in the middle of the threat region. Hail up to Baseball size will be possible this afternoon! Storms will begin to fire off between 2-4 PM. #TXwx #NMwx #KAMC #SevereWeather #Hail pic.twitter.com/4gymKyB7ks— Jacob Riley (@jrileywx) May 20, 2020
It is going to be another active late aftn/evng. Scattered severe t-storms are expected to develop across the wstrn or cntrl South Plains this aftn, then move east thru the evng. Hail to 2″ in diameter, wind gusts to 65 mph & heavy rain will accompany the strongest storms. #lubwx pic.twitter.com/Ln3k8b2won— NWS Lubbock (@NWSLubbock) May 20, 2020
8:01am CDT #SPC Day1 Outlook Enhanced Risk: over a corridor from eastern wyoming and extreme northwestern nebraska to extreme southeastern montana and extreme western south dakota https://t.co/GtEvHQ3UxE pic.twitter.com/rlCmKCCEMi— NWS Storm Prediction Center (@NWSSPC) May 20, 2020