A late start to severe weather season for Lubbock and the South Plains, as today, May 1, is the first day this year with wide-spread severe thunderstorm activity.

Most storms today are forming southwest of Lubbock and the South Plains, and then the systems are moving to the north-northeast.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 11pm, Sunday night, for Lubbock, the South Plains, Amarillo, and the Texas Panhandle.

A Tornado Watch is also in effect for parts of the Permian Basin and South Plains, including Gaines, Borden, Dawson and Scurry counties.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 169
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
350 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2022

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 169 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

TX
.    TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ARMSTRONG            BAILEY              BRISCOE
CARSON               CASTRO              CHILDRESS
COCHRAN              COLLINGSWORTH       COTTLE
CROSBY               DALLAM              DEAF SMITH
DICKENS              DONLEY              FLOYD
GARZA                GRAY                HALE
HALL                 HANSFORD            HARTLEY
HEMPHILL             HOCKLEY             HUTCHINSON
KENT                 KING                LAMB
LIPSCOMB             LUBBOCK             LYNN
MOORE                MOTLEY              OCHILTREE
OLDHAM               PARMER              POTTER
RANDALL              ROBERTS             SHERMAN
STONEWALL            SWISHER             TERRY
WHEELER              YOAKUM

Tornado Watch for Sunday across the southern South Plains and Permian Basin:

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 168
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
250 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2022

TORNADO WATCH 168 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR THE
 FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

TX
.    TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANDREWS              BORDEN              BREWSTER
COKE                 CRANE               CROCKETT
DAWSON               ECTOR               GAINES
GLASSCOCK            HOWARD              IRION
LOVING               MARTIN              MIDLAND
MITCHELL             NOLAN               PECOS
REAGAN               REEVES              SCHLEICHER
SCURRY               STERLING            SUTTON
TERRELL              TOM GREEN           UPTON
VAL VERDE            WARD                WINKLER

Severe weather updates with Ron Roberts & Rob Snyder can be heard on News/Talk 95.1 & 790, KFYO; Lonestar 99.5, Awesome 98, 94.5 FMX, 102.5 KISS FM and Talk 103.9/1340

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