A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the South Plains, southern Panhandle, and eastern New Mexico until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, a thunderstorm complex is expected to develop across eastern New Mexico and move into the South Plains during the evening and overnight hours.

The storms will be likely capable of producing damaging winds of more than 60 miles per hour and quarter sized hail.

The NWS also says that thunderstorms will also be possible early in the weekend, particularly during the afternoon and evening hours, but widespread severe weather is not currently expected.

Meteorologist Ron Roberts says these storms are expected to move into the South Plains sometime after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

You can hear the latest weather updates from Ron Roberts on KFYO.