Severe storm risk Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The most recent update from the Storm Prediction Center showed Lubbock, Plainview, Levelland and other South Plains cities in an enhanced risk of severe weather on Thursday afternoon. 

A few counties in the South Plains, Swisher, Briscoe and Hall counties, were at moderate risk of severe weather.  Severe thunderstorms were forecast to begin after 4:00 pm.

Risks were said to be baseball-size hail, 70 mph winds and possibly tornadoes. 

The National Weather Service also issued a flash flood watch for Lubbock on Thursday afternoon which is in effect until 6:00 am Friday. 

Storms will form along the dry line and move quickly to the northeast Thursday afternoon and evening.  The forecast also called for a risk of severe thunderstorms on Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday afternoon.

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