The central and western portions of the South Plains, including Lubbock County, is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 o'clock tonight.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10 o'clock tonight for the northern and western counties of the South Plains.
Thirteen North Texas counties are eligible for SBA assistance to repair property damage
Blowing dust is also expected across the region today.
The humidity in the area for Saturday is expected to stay around 10 percent, and winds are expected to be fairly steady at 25 to 30 miles per hour, with higher gusts.
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 disaster declaration includes Dallas County and Tarrant County (Fort Worth)
Multiple tornadoes have touched down in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex today as severe thunderstorms move across the region.
The first major severe weather event of Spring took place during the night across the South Plains.
The watch area does include Lubbock County, and the 8 surrounding counties