A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 9 o'clock tonight for the central and eastern portions of the South Plains, including Lubbock and Hale counties; the Permian Basin, Big Country and Texas Panhandle regions.

These storms could produce hail up to 2" in size.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 79
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
350 PM CDT FRI MAR 16 2012

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 79 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ARMSTRONG            BRISCOE             CHILDRESS
COLLINGSWORTH        COTTLE              CROSBY
DICKENS              DONLEY              FLOYD
FOARD                GARZA               GRAY
HALE                 HALL                HARDEMAN
HEMPHILL             HOCKLEY             KENT
KING                 KNOX                LIPSCOMB
LUBBOCK              LYNN                MOTLEY
ROBERTS              STONEWALL           SWISHER
TERRY                WHEELER