The Storm Prediction Center has maintained a level 2 possible risk for severe weather into the overnight hours. That risk includes the western Texas Panhandle, western South Plains, and portions of the Permian Basin. Severe thunderstorms have been in progress south of Fort Stockton for a few hours and we should see additional storms fire up in eastern New Mexico tonight. Those storms should move east/northeast into Texas around or after 11 PM. Some storms may be severe with hail, damaging wind gusts, and even a low tornado threat. With a strong upper level storm system sitting in New Mexico it will help offset some stabilization tonight. That’s why we’ll have to watch for severe storms into the overnight hours – especially with increasing wind fields tonight. Localized flooding will also be a threat with heavy rain.

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