Portions of the Severe Thunderstorm Watch that was just issued for West Texas have been upgraded to a Tornado Watch, within the red outlined area on the above image. The Tornado Watch is valid until 5am CDT, just like the surrounding Severe Thunderstorm Watch (in blue).
The Tornado Watch includes the cities of Lubbock and Plainview.
Severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes are possible within this area overnight.
If you live across this region, please be sure to keep your NOAA Weather Radio on tonight and/or utilize a smartphone and/or text application to ensure that you are able to receive severe weather warnings at night - should any be issued for your area.
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