Severe weather possible overnight

Severe weather possible overnight
Severe Hazards

We're seeing another nice day with high temps into the 70s, but more clouds have rolled as we have pushed deeper into the afternoon. As a low pressure center approaches from the west, thunderstorms will become more likely during the overnight hours. The storms will be in an environment favorable to severe thunderstorm development.

WHEN: Some storms may fire up around 9-10 pm, but will become more widespread after midnight. Storm activity may last through 6-7 am. After that, rain showers will be possible, mainly in the central to northern Permian Basin through the day Saturday.

WHERE: The central and eastern Permian Basin have the best chance of severe weather. Areas like Midland-Odessa, Big Spring, Big Lake, Rankin, Snyder, and everywhere in between. Areas such as Monahans and Fort Stockton have a very small risk of severe weather, while any area west of there has almost no risk.

IMPACTS: Large hail and flooding rain will be the biggest threat with these storms. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, but the threat remains low.

WHAT TO DO: Go through your day as normal, since most of the potential thunderstorms will not occur until the overnight hours anyway. Have a way to receive weather warnings through the night, whether that be on a mobile app, weather radio, or tuning in to us at NewsWest 9.

After the storms move out in the morning, Saturday will not be a pleasant day across West Texas. High temperatures will struggle to reach the 50s under cloudy skies. Lingering rain showers will be possible, and we’ll have a stiff north wind at 15-25 mph. Sunday will start out very chilly with morning lows in the 30s, but the sun will come out and highs will rise into the 70s.

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