A severe thunderstorm watch is now in effect until 11 PM for much of the Big Country and Concho Valley. This includes Ozona, Big Lake, San Angelo, Ballinger, Brady, San Saba, Abilene, Big Spring, Snyder, and Haskell. The strongest storms may produce hail slightly larger than the size of golf balls and localized wind gusts up to 75 MPH. These storms should generally move to the east/northeast.

Instability values are not as extreme in the Big Country or Concho Valley as compared to farther east in North Texas. However, those storms are moving into a more unstable airmass. We’ll have to watch them over the next few hours. The strongest of those storms will probably be capable of producing golfball size hail and localized damaging winds. If a squall line were to form we’d have to watch for an increased damaging wind threat. These storms may eventually make their way into western North Texas. You can keep tabs on all the storms ongoing across Texas today using our free HD interactive weather here on our website and in our free mobile app (button at the top of this page).