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.