LUBBOCK, Texas — Another round of strong to severe thunderstorms are expected across the South Plains and the Rolling Plains Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Highlights:

*** The Lubbock Police Department was encouraging motorists to avoid Quaker Ave., Indiana Ave. and University Ave. between 114th Street and 130th Street. Several vehicles have been unable to pass through the water on the roadways. It is encouraged for drivers to allow roadways to drain if possible, as alternate routes may also be covered in water. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.***

  • 7:14 PM CDT: Continued Flash Flood Warning for Hockley, Lubbock [TX] till 8:30 PM CDT
  • 7:03 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Dickens [TX] till 7:15 PM CDT
  • 7:01 PM CDT: Continued Areal Flood Advisory for Hockley, Lubbock [TX] till 7:30 PM CDT
  • 7:00 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cottle, Dickens, Kent, King, Stonewall [TX] till 7:15 PM CDT
  • 6:56 PM CDT: Continued Flash Flood Warning for Crosby, Dickens [TX] till 8:15 PM CDT
  • 6:45 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Crosby, Dickens [TX] till 7:45 PM CDT
  • 6:44 PM CDT: New  Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Garza, Kent, King, Stonewall [TX] till 7:15 PM CDT
  • 6:40 PM CDT: 114th Street and Frankford Avenue is covered in water, drivers are encouraged to avoid this intersection. (Source: Lubbock Police Department)
  • 6:37 PM CDT: NWS/Lubbock LUB extends Flash Flood Warning for Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry [TX] till 8:30 PM CDT
  • 6:31 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Crosby [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:30 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Crosby, Dickens [TX] till 7:15 PM CDT
  • 6:27 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Crosby, Lubbock [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:27 PM CDT: Continued Flash Flood Warning for Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry [TX] till 7:30 PM CDT
  • 6:23 PM CDT: Continued Flash Flood Warning for Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry [TX] till 7:30 PM CDT
  • 6:23 PM CDT: Continued Tornado Warning [tornado: RADAR INDICATED, hail: 1.00 IN] for Crosby [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:23 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Crosby, Dickens [TX] till 7:15 PM CDT
  • 6:20 PM CDT: All right, folks. We need you to avoid Quaker, Indiana, and University between 114th Street and 130th Street. There’s a ton of water on the road, and vehicles are getting stuck. Find another route, or better yet, give it some time for the water to drain! (Source: Lubbock Police Department)
  • 6:18 PM CDT:  Continued Tornado Warning [tornado: RADAR INDICATED, hail: 1.50 IN] for Crosby [TX] till 6:45 PM CD
  • 6:16 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Crosby [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:14 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Crosby, Lubbock [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:12 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Crosby, Garza [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:10 PM CDT: Continued Flash Flood Warning for Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry [TX] till 7:30 PM CDT
  • 6:10 PM CDT: New Tornado Warning [tornado: RADAR INDICATED, hail: 1.50 IN] for Crosby [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:06 PM CDT: NWS/Lubbock extends area of Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Dickens, King, [TX] till 10:00 PM CDT
  • 6:06 PM CDT: Continues Tornado Warning [tornado: RADAR INDICATED, hail: 1.00 IN] for Crosby [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
    6:03 PM CDT: New Flash Flood Warning for Crosby, Dickens [TX] till 8:15 PM CDT
  • 6:02 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Crosby [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 6:01 PM CDT: Continued Tornado Warning [tornado: RADAR INDICATED, hail: 1.00 IN] for Crosby [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:57 PM CDT: 125th Street and Indiana Avenue is closed due to high waters making the intersection impassable. Please avoid the area and seek alternate routes. (Source: Lubbock Police Department)
    5:56 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lubbock, Lynn [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:55 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lubbock [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:52 PM CDT: New  Tornado Warning [tornado: RADAR INDICATED, hail: 1.00 IN] for Crosby [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT 
    5:48 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley, Lubbock [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:44 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Crosby [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 5:43 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:39 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:35 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:32 PM CDT: New Flash Flood Warning for Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry [TX] till 7:30 PM CDT
  • 5:26 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:25 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley, Lubbock [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:22 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Hockley [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:18 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: DESTRUCTIVE, wind: 80 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Hockley [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:15 PM CDT: New Areal Flood Advisory for Cochran, Hockley, Lubbock [TX] till 7:30 PM CDT
  • 5:14 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry [TX] till 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:11 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: DESTRUCTIVE, wind: 80 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Hockley [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:05 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Hockley [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:04 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (OBSERVED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Dawson, Gaines [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 4:52 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Yoakum [TX] till 5:15 PM CDT
  • 4:52 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Hockley [TX] till 5:00 PM CDT
  • 4:51 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Cochran, Hockley [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 4:50 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Yoakum [TX] till 5:15 PM CDT
  • 4:47 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum [TX] till 5:15 PM CDT
  • 4:43 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Dawson, Gaines [TX] till 5:45 PM CDT
  • 4:42 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Cochran, Hockley, Lamb [TX] till 5:00 PM CDT
  • 4:40 PM CDT: The public reported landspouts near Ropesville and also near Locketville. The boundary responsible for these landspouts extended from 3 miles southeast of Ransom Canyon to 9 miles southwest of Locketville, and was moving slowly south. Additional landspouts will be possible along and near this boundary.
  • 4:38 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Yoakum [TX] till 5:15 PM CDT
  • 4:32 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.50 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Cochran, Hockley, Lamb [TX] till 5:00 PM CDT
  • 4:26 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 4:45 PM CDT
  • 4:25 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Yoakum [TX] till 5:15 PM CDT
  • 4:23 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.50 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Cochran, Hockley, Lamb [TX] till 5:00 PM CDT
  • 4:21 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.25 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Gaines [TX] till 4:45 PM CDT
  • 4:20 PM CDT: Local Storm Report by NWS LUB: 7 WNW Denver City [Yoakum Co, TX] Mesonet reports TSTM WND GST of M69 MPH at 04:11 PM CDT — West Texas Mesonet
  • 4:16 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Cochran, Hockley, Lamb [TX] till 5:00 PM CDT
  • 4:16 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Yoakum [TX] till 5:15 PM CDT
  • 4:04 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Cochran, Hockley, Lamb [TX] till 5:00 PM CDT
  • 4:02 PM CDT/3:02 PM MDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 4:45 PM CDT
  • 3:58 PM CDT/2:58 PM MDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.25 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 4:15 PM CDT
  • 3:56 PM CDT/2:56 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Gaines [TX] till 5:00 PM CDT
  • 3:52 PM CDT/2:52 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.50 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Gaines [TX] till 4:45 PM CDT
  • 3:48 PM CDT/2:48 PM MDT: New Areal Flood Advisory for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 6:00 PM MDT
  • 3:47 PM CDT/2:47 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.25 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 4:45 PM CDT
  • 3:44 PM CDT/2:44 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Roosevelt [NM] till 3:15 PM MDT
  • 3:40 PM CDT/2:40 PM MDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.50 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 4:00 PM CDT
  • 3:37 PM CDT/2:37 PM: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: <50 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] till 3:30 PM MDT
  • 3:36 PM CDT/2:36 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] and Andrews, Gaines [TX] till 4:00 PM CDT
  • 3:33 PM CDT/2:33 PM MDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 0.88 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Roosevelt [NM] till 3:15 PM MDT
  • 3:30 PM CDT/2:30 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
  • 3:28 PM CDT/2:28 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 4:00 PM CDT
  • 3:26 PM CDT/2:26 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: <50 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.25 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] till 3:30 PM MDT
  • 3:26 PM CDT/2:26 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Roosevelt [NM] till 3:15 PM MDT
  • 3:13 PM CDT/2:13 PM MDT: New Areal Flood Advisory for Lea [NM] till 5:15 PM MDT
  • 3:11 PM CDT/2:11 PM MDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.75 IN (OBSERVED)] for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 4:00 PM CDT
  • 3:05 PM CDT/2:05 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (OBSERVED)] for Lea [NM] and Gaines [TX] till 4:00 PM CDT
  • 3:02 PM CDT/2:02 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] and Andrews, Gaines [TX] till 4:00 PM CDT
  • 2:58 PM CDT/1:58 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.50 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] till 2:30 PM MDT
  • 2:42 PM CDT/1:42 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Lea [NM] till 2:30 PM MDT
  • 1:59 PM CDT/12:59 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9:00 PM MDT for Roosevelt and Lea County in New Mexico.
  • 1:59 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10:00 PM CDT for Borden, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Garza, Hockley, Kent, Lubbock, Lynn, Scurry Terry and Yoakum County.
  • 1:00 PM CDT: The Storm Prediction Center notes a severe weather watch will be issued soon across portions of the South Plains, Permian Basin and eastern/southeastern New Mexico.

Local Radar:

EverythingLubbock.com Radar

Storm Videos:

Terry County between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. near Brownfield.


Southwestern Lubbock County, south of Wolfforth, near FM 41 around 5:15 p.m.


Video of a landspout at FM 179 and FM 41 south of Wolfforth Tuesday afternoon.
(Provided by Chris Garrett)

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Tuesday’s Severe Weather Outlook:

There is a “slight” (level 2 out of 5) and “marginal (level 1 out of 5) risk for severe weather across the South Plains and the Rolling Plains.

Large hail up to golf ball size (can’t rule out isolated larger size) and damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph are the primary threats. There tornado threat is low but not zero. A few storms many produce locally heavy rainfall which may result in minor and urban flooding.

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