Just a quick update to bring y’all up to speed on the latest. Numerous areas of strong to severe storms are ongoing across the southern panhandle, west and west central Texas this evening. Storms have developed this evening over far eastern New Mexico and are marching eastward across the state line at this time. Storm coverage is expected to increase and congeal into a large area of heavy rain that will move east/southeast during the overnight hours. The next few hours continues to hold the greatest threat for very large hail, frequent cloud to ground lightning and episodes of damaging winds with blowing dust; however, storms are expected to be ongoing through midnight for much of western Texas and the southern panhandle. In addition to the hail and damaging wind threats, localized flash flooding will also be an issue…especially for areas already prone to flooding. We’ll continue to monitor this through the evening and keep you up to date on any significant impacts.
Here’s the current areas under Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11pm CDT.
Here’s what the radar may potentially look like around midnight tonight.