A marginal risk of severe storms is in place for primarily the northern portion of the Texas panhandle this afternoon through the early overnight hours.  Storm coverage is not expected to be widespread with the forecast favoring mainly scattered to isolated severe storm development from west to east across the northern panhandle this afternoon and evening.  Strong downburst winds 60 to 70mph, 1 inch hail and frequent cloud to ground lightning will be the greatest threats with these storms as the move east southeast out of the Oklahoma panhandle.  Across the southern panhandle, isolated strong storms have developed and are traveling east towards Plainview and Lubbock.  50mph winds, 1/2 inch hail and frequent cloud to ground lightning can be expected with these storms.

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