LUBBOCK, Texas — Severe storms will be possible Friday afternoon and evening for Lubbock and the South Plains.
Lubbock was said to be at marginal risk according to the National Weather Service. Areas just to the east of Lubbock were at slight and enhanced risks – areas that include the eastern portion of the South Plains.
KAMC Storm Team Meteorologist said, “The main threats will be with damaging winds over 70 MPH and hail up to 2 inches in diameter.”
KLBK First Warning Weather Chief Nick Kraynok said, “Expect another round of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening for portions of our area. There will also be the potential for some flash flooding due to heavy rainfall.”
Kraynok provided an update just before noon. He said storms could approach Lubbock by roughly 4:00 p.m. But there could be more than one round of severe weather.
“The latest high-resolution model has the storms quickly forming a line and moving just east of our area by 7:30 pm. Since that is not exact science, storms could exit by 9:00 p.m.,” Kraynok said.
The Texoma area including Wichita Falls was said to be at risk for tornadoes according to the NWS. But the tornado forecast was mostly out of the KAMC, KLBK viewing areas as of Friday morning.
A line of storms will form along/east of the dry line this afternoon. Timing looks to be between 4:00-5:00 pm. This computer forecast has been correct with the storm formation this week, not so much the time. So take that with a grain of salt.#KLBK #txwx pic.twitter.com/lRn1byfok0— Nick Kraynok (@Nick_Weather) May 15, 2020
⚠️SEVERE WEATHER THREAT⚠️— Jacob Riley (@jrileywx) May 15, 2020
Severe storms will be possible once again this afternoon into the evening hours. A Level 3 Enhanced risk has been issued for portions of the South Plains. Lubbock is under a Level 1 Marginal Risk. #TXwx #NMwx #KAMC #Severe (1/2) pic.twitter.com/v5duRzv8cU
Thunderstorms, some severe, will be possible this afternoon across the South and Rolling Plains. Damaging winds to 70 mph and large hail up to two inches in diameter will be possible in addition to the potential for localized flash flooding. #txwx #lubwx pic.twitter.com/SrkajyblfT— NWS Lubbock (@NWSLubbock) May 15, 2020
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