A Tornado Watch has been issued for the northern and eastern counties of the South Plains until 10 p.m. The watch area includes Lubbock and Hale counties.

During his expanded weather update at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday (April 22), KAMC meteorologist Ron Roberts said the first thunderstorm development is expected to occur west of Hereford in Deaf Smith County.

Wednesday's forecasted storms could produce hail up to 2" in diameter, damaging winds and tornadoes.

Ron Roberts will have weather updates throughout the evening on KFYO, 98.1 KOOL FM and the rest of the Townsquare Media Lubbock radio stations.