Stormy weather in play for southern Plains through mid-week
May 22, 2023
Rounds of strong storms
Stormy southern Plains
A few strong storms may develop in the afternoon and evening in the southern Plains Monday and Tuesday. Any storms that do develop may bring the threat of damaging winds, severe hail, and an isolated tornado.
The WeatherRadar shows storms developing this afternoon and evening over the southern High Plains as a disturbance moves through. Any storms that develop may produce some gusty winds and large hail. The tornado threat is low, but an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
High temperatures in the mid-80s in cities like Midland and Lubbock, Texas, will help spark off storms. A slight risk of severe weather, a level two out of five, is in place in these cities on Monday. A marginal risk, a level one out of five, extends from south Texas into the Oklahoma panhandle and includes cities like Woodward, Okla., and Midland, Texas.
Tuesday's forecast is very similar to Monday's, with the severe weather threat centered along Texas and Oklahoma's panhandles. A slight risk of severe storms, a level two out of five, is in place Tuesday from Abilene to Amarillo, Texas. A marginal risk, a level one out of five, covers parts of the Oklahoma panhandle and eastern New Mexico.
The WeatherRadar shows storms bubbling up Tuesday afternoon and evening, bringing the risk of damaging winds and hail. Flash flooding will also be a possibility. An isolated tornado will be possible Tuesday in the Texas panhandle region.
By Wednesday, a deepening trough brings a marginal threat, a level one of out five, of severe storms from southeastern Colorado into central Texas. Damaging winds will be the main risk Wednesday.