Strong storms return for Monday

Strong storms return for Monday
Enhanced risk means numerous severe storms are possible.
Enhanced risk means numerous severe storms are possible.

Severe storm potential returns to West Texas this afternoon.

The Storm Prediction Center has some of our counties under the "Enhanced Risk" which shows up as orange on our graphic. This means that numerous severe storms can be expected in a line from Lubbock to Fort Stockton and east on Monday. The set up is very similar to yesterday. A dryline will act as a boundary for the thunderstorms, some supercells, to form. Threats include large hail, strong winds, and heavy rain that could lead to flooding. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out of today's storms. Make sure to have a safe plan in place.

West Texas has started the day off with temperatures in the seventies and a south wind that has kept moisture high. Once the cloud cover thins out, sunshine will heat the lower levels of the atmosphere increasing instability. The dryline will act as that boundary to push the unstable air up, causing strong storms. Storms will generally move east from point of initiation. The timing of this is a little tricky, I'm anticipating sometime after three to four this afternoon and through sunset.

The severe threat moves east on Tuesday.

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