Texas Storm Chaser David Drummond will be out chasing today in the Texas Panhandle. Here is his analysis for today.
Folks across the Texas South Plains and Panhandle area need to be weather aware today. Particularly being Friday, lots of evening events on tap. It’s high school football night in just about every community, Lubbock as the South Plains Fair and Nightmare on 19th Street going on, pretty sure some events in Amarillo as well. Lightning will be a certain danger to these outdoor events!
Storms should start firing up my early/mid afternoon across the western half of the area and advance east. At this time, it appears we will have a broken squall line form, with a few embedded supercells possible. Might even see a rogue supercell or two in advance of the line. High winds the primary threat, but any breaks in the line with supercell structures could have tornado potential late afternoon, early evening. Most likely areas for potential tornadoes will be North of Lubbock.
Primary threat area looks to be from just southwest of Lubbock all the way up through western KS, and points east of there as weather advances.
This will not be a fast moving squall line through tonight, and thus some heavy rainfall could be expected as well.
We will have updates through the evening as we track the storms!