Hail, damaging winds possible for Lubbock & South Plains on Wednesday afternoon


LUBBOCK, Texas — The Storm Prediction Center on Wednesday said Lubbock and much of the South Plains would be at slight risk for severe weather.

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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].”

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