A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the northern and central South Plains including Cochran, King, Parmer, Donley, and Lubbock Counties until 11 p.m. Monday.

Activity across the Panhandle is expected to develop into a squall line, and storms could cause damaging winds in excess of 65 miles per hour, with the possibility of large hail as well, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS said there will be low threat for a tornado through early evening, but locally heavy rainfall is also possible.

The activity is expected to move across eastern New Mexico into the western and central South Plains over the evening hours, and that particular threat of severe storms is expected to be less widespread than the storms to the northeast.

As the weather changes, KFYO will keep you updated.