LUBBOCK, Texas — Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected Tuesday afternoon and evening across the South Plains, and across the Rolling Plains Tuesday evening through early Wednesday morning.

At 8:22 p.m. a dust storm warning was issued for Levelland and areas near Lubbock. See the highlights below.

  • storm near Smyer
  • storm in Lubbock

Highlights:

  • 10:28 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Matador TX, Turkey TX and Roaring Springs TX until 11:30 PM CDT. This destructive storm will contain wind gusts to 80 MPH!
  • 10:11 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Lubbock TX, Slaton TX and Idalou TX until 11:00 PM CDT
  • 9:53 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Floydada TX, Ralls TX and Crosbyton TX until 10:30 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 9:38 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Lubbock TX, Slaton TX and Wolfforth TX until 10:15 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 9:25 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Ralls TX, Crosbyton TX and Lorenzo TX until 10:15 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 9:23 PM: Flash Flood Warning including Denver City TX until 11:30 PM CDT
  • 9:10 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Post TX, Southland TX and Justiceburg TX until 9:45 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 8:59 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Snyder TX, Colorado City TX and Loraine TX until 10:00 PM CDT
  • 8:43 PM: Reese Center [Lubbock Co, TX] MESONET reports TSTM WND GST of M59 MPH. WEST TEXAS MESONET. #txwx #Lubbock #KLBK #KAMC
  • 8:38 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Post TX, Southland TX and Buenos TX until 9:15 PM CDT
  • 8:34 PM: Zero visibility in Smyer with this dust storm! @JackmanWx
  • 8:29 PM: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Lubbock, Wolfforth, and Abernathy, TX, until 9:30 PM.
  • 8:22 PM: A dust storm warning is in effect until 9:00 PM CDT for I-27, US-62, US-84, US-82 near Lubbock, TX and US-385 near Levelland, TX and US-84 near Shallowater, TX.
  • 8:11 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Denver City TX and Plains TX until 9:00 PM CDT
  • 8:08 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Big Spring TX, Snyder TX and Lamesa TX until 9:00 PM CDT
  • 8:05 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Levelland TX, Sundown TX and Meadow TX until 8:45 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 7:53 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Levelland TX, Sundown TX and Meadow TX until 8:45 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 7:49 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Gaines and Lea counties are under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 8:45 PM CDT. 60 MPH winds and quarter sized hail (1.00”) are possible with this storm.
  • 7:40 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Floydada TX, Memphis TX and Lockney TX until 8:30 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 7:14 PM CDT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Denver City TX and Plains TX until 8:15 PM CDT
  • 7:10 PM CDT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Briscoe, Floyd, Hale, and Swisher counties are under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 7:45 PM CDT. 80 MPH winds and nickel sized hail (0.88”) are possible with this storm. This storm has been given a ‘DESTRUCTIVE’ tag. Seek shelter immediately
  • 7:06 PM CDT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Plainview TX, Tulia TX and Floydada TX until 7:45 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 6:52 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] till 6:45 PM MDT
  • 6:50 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.25 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Hockley [TX] till 7:30 PM CDT
  • 6:49 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: DESTRUCTIVE, wind: 90 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro, Hale, Lamb, Swisher [TX] till 7:30 PM CDT
  • 6:42 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: DESTRUCTIVE, wind: 90 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro, Hale, Lamb, Swisher [TX] till 7:30 PM CDT
  • 6:37 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: <.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley, Lamb [TX] till 7:15 PM CDT
  • 6:34 PM CDT: New Areal Flood Advisory for Lea [NM] till 8:45 PM MDT
  • 6:33 PM CDT: KAMC storm chaser Derrick Ginter reported power lines are down across US Highway 385 just north of the Hockley County and Lamb County line.
  • 6:33 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:32 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro, Lamb [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:31 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro, Lamb [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:29 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro, Hale, Lamb, Swisher [TX] till 7:30 PM CDT
  • 6:26 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:24 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: <.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley, Lamb [TX] till 7:15 PM CDT
  • 6:23 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: DESTRUCTIVE, wind: 90 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro, Lamb [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:19 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:18 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: DESTRUCTIVE, wind: 90 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro, Lamb [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:15 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro, Parmer [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:11 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley, Lamb [TX] till 7:15 PM CDT
  • 6:05 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 6:04 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Castro, Lamb, Parmer [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:02 PM CDT: New Flash Flood Warning for Lea [NM] till 8:00 PM MDT
  • 6:01 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:56 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Castro, Lamb, Parmer [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 5:53 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:53 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro, Parmer [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:52 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Castro, Lamb, Parmer [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 5:39 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:39 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:33 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] till 5:00 PM MDT
  • 5:32 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:31 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:29 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:27 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Castro, Parmer [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:22 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:19 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:11 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:09 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:06 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:01 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] till 5:00 PM MDT
  • 4:57 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (OBSERVED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran [TX] till 5:15 PM CDT
  • 4:53 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley, Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 4:44 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley [TX] till 5:00 PM CDT
  • 4:42 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley, Lamb [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 4:37 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.25 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran [TX] till 5:15 PM CDT
  • 4:33 PM CDT: New Areal Flood Advisory for Lea [NM] till 6:45 PM MDT
  • 4:29 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley [TX] till 5:00 PM CDT
  • 4:28 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: <.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Yoakum [TX] till 4:45 PM CDT
  • 4:27 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] till 3:45 PM MDT
  • 4:14 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Yoakum [TX] till 4:45 PM CDT
  • 4:11 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.50 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley [TX] till 5:00 PM CDT
  • 4:06 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.25 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] till 3:45 PM MDT
  • 3:52 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.50 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 4:15 PM CDT/3:15 PM MDT
  • 3:48 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.50 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Yoakum [TX] till 4:45 PM CDT
  • 3:38 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Yoakum [TX] till 4:45 PM CDT
  • 3:35 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 4:15 PM CDT/3:15 PM MDT.
  • 3:26 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11:00 PM CDT for Borden, Dawson, Gaines and Scurry County. New Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10:00 PM MDT for Lea County in New Mexico.
  • 3:26 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11:00 PM CDT for Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Cochran, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hall, Hockley, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Parmer, Swisher, Terry, Yoakum 
  • 2:51 PM CDT: The Storm Prediction Center notes a Severe Thunderstorm Watch will be issued of portions of the South Plains, Rolling Plains, Permian Basin and southeastern New Mexico later this afternoon.

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Today’s Severe Weather Outlook:

There is an “enhanced” (level 3 out of 5) risk for severe weather across the Rolling Plains, along with the eastern and central South Plains. This includes the Lubbock metro area. The western South Plains is under a “slight” (level 2 out of 5) and “marginal” (level 1 out of 5) risk.

Large hail up to golf ball size and damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph are the primary threats. Tornadoes are not expected. A few storms could produce locally heavy rainfall.

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