LUBBOCK, Texas — Here’s an update on the severe weather threat across the South Plains region from late Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

The Storm Prediction Center maintains a “moderate” (level 4 out of 5) and an “enhanced” (level 3 out of 5) risk for severe weather across all of the South Plains and the Rolling Plains. Very large hail, up to 4.00″ in diameter (near softball size), damaging wind gusts (up to 80 mph), a few tornadoes and locally heavy rainfall will be possible.

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 11:00 PM CDT for nearly all of the KLBK viewing area.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the South Plains and the Rolling Plains from 5:00 PM CDT Monday to 12:00 AM CDT Tuesday.

We are anticipating several rounds of storms for the region. The first one will occur mid-afternoon to late evening Monday. This initial round of storms will pose the greatest threat for severe weather across the region. Storms will begin to develop over southwestern portions of the South Plains, close to the Texas and New Mexico state line around 2-4 PM CDT Monday afternoon. Storms will eventually push off into the Rolling Plains by midnight.

The second round of storms will move through early Tuesday morning, from 2:00 AM CDT until 8:00 AM CDT Tuesday.

You need a way to receive severe weather warnings throughout the night, so that if a warning is issued for your location, it will wake you up and alert you of impending severe weather. The KLBK First Warning Weather App is a great resource that can do just that, but a NOAA Weather Radio is your best bet to keep safe through the storms.

We will have coverage of today’s storms on KLBK Channel 13, Facebook, and right here on We urge you all to remain weather aware today, and plan your daily activities around the weather.

– Chief Meteorologist Jacob Riley.

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Twitter: @jrileywx