LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Weather Service in Lubbock said severe thunderstorms were in the forecast for parts of eastern New Mexico and the South Plains on Friday.

At 5:11 p.m. a tornado warning including Matador, Roaring Springs and Whiteflat was issued until 5:45. At 4:21, a flash flood warning was issued for Tahoka, O’Donnell and Wilson TX until 6:30. At 3:37, the NWS issued a flash flood warning which included Plainview and Abernathy until 5:45.

The NWS placed the entire area under a Tornado Watch until 8:00 p.m. A flood watch was issued until midnight.

“Flash flooding may occur in conjunction with tornado-producing storms this afternoon,” the NWS said. The risk of flash flooding was increasing, according to the NWS.

At 1:43 p.m., the NWS said, “A possibly rain wrapped tornado is about to cross Highway 62 about 25 miles west of Seminole.”

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