Severe weather coverage for October 12, 2021

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(Nexstar/Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Weather Service originally issued a tornado watch for Oklahoma and parts of Texas, including eastern portions of the South Plains, until 11:00 p.m. Tuesday but canceled the watch in Texas just before 8:40 p.m.

“We have canceled the Tornado Watch for our far northeast zones, as the severe storm risk there is minimal for the next few hours. We still could see a more widespread severe storm risk late this evening/overnight. Better moisture is already making it into the central South Plains, so an additional watch is possible later tonight.” the NWS said.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered thunderstorms, some severe, should be expected to develop Tuesday evening and into the overnight hours.

“A tornado, large hail up to the size of golf balls, damaging winds to 70 mph, and locally heavy rainfall will be the primary hazards with this activity,” the NWS website said.

According to the NWS, the storms will move out of the area quickly, leaving mostly clear skies and cooler temperatures Tuesday night.

The NWS also issued a wind advisory for Lubbock that will be in effect until 7:00 p.m. The NWS recommended securing outdoor items that could blow away.

“The gusty and dry winds have led to elevated fire weather conditions over much of the caprock through the remainder of the afternoon,” the NWS website said.

Highlights

  • 2:58 p.m. Strong to severe storms will be possible this evening into tonight, especially E of the Caprock escarpment. The main threat will be gusts up to 80 mph, hail up to golf balls, and a few tornadoes. Storms will race to the E, leaving clear and cool conditions later tonight.
  • 5:33 p.m. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Oklahoma and Texas until 11 PM CDT
  • 8:39 p.m. NWS has canceled the Tornado Watch for our far northeast zones, as the severe storm risk there is minimal for the next few hours. We still could see a more widespread severe storm risk late this evening/overnight. Better moisture is already making it into the central South Plains, so an additional watch is possible later tonight.

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