Weather Blog: Strong to severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Temperatures top out in the 70s and 80s, with a few 90s south of the front, and for our southeastern counties, look for afternoon thunderstorms. Strong down burst winds and very large hail, up to the size of baseballs, will accompany those storms that develop after 3 p.m. and continue into the evening.

The tornado threat is extremely low. A few more afternoon storms are possible for our northwestern counties but severe weather is not so likely.

A live blog with watches and warnings, photos, and video is below:

11:02 P.M.: Thunderstorms have weakened and severe weather is no longer expected tonight

10:26 P.M.:

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are in effect for Dallam, Hartley, Moore, and Sherman Counties until 10:45 pm for quarter size hail. Locations impacted include Stratford, Cactus, Conlen, Borger, Fritch, Stinnett, Sanford, and Pringle. Stay indoors and keep away from windows

10:09 P.M.:

  • Here are some of our viewing area’s hail and straight-line wind reports so far tonight

9:43 P.M.:

  • This picture is from John Cardenas, of mammatus clouds from a storm south of Hale Center from 5:43 pm.
  • 9:27 P.M.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for Carson, Hutchinson, Gray, and Roberts Counties until 10:15 pm for a severe thunderstorm 14 miles east of Stinnett, moving north at 30 mph. This storm is capable of tennis ball size hail. Impacted locations include Borger. Stay indoors and keep away from windows
  • 9:02 P.M.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for Dallam, Moore, and Hartley Counties until 9:45 pm for a severe thunderstorm 4 miles southwest of Dalhart, moving east at 25 mph. This storm is capable of ping pong ball size hail. Impacted locations include Dalhart and Hartley. Stay indoors and keep away from windows

  • 8:54 P.M.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for Dallam County until 9:45 pm for a severe thunderstorm 11 miles northwest of Dalhart, moving east at 15 mph. This storm is capable of quarter size hail. Impacted locations include Conlen. Stay indoors and keep away from windows

  • 8:49 P.M.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for Armstrong and Carson Counties until 9:45 pm for a severe thunderstorm 5 miles southwest of Panhandle, moving northwest at 15 mph. This storm is capable of quarter size hail. Impacted locations include Panhandle and Pantex. Stay indoors and keep away from windows
  • 7:43 P.M.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for Cimarron, Dallam, and Hartley Counties until 8:30 pm for a line of severe thunderstorms from Clayton to Hayden, moving east at 10 mph. These storms are capable of ping pong ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. Impacted locations include Texline, Ware, and Felt. Stay indoors and keep away from windows
  • 7:31 P.M.: This picture is from Lori Balderas, in Texline, of thunderstorms moving east capable of producing dime size hail and 50 mph gusts

  • 6:56 P.M.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for Motley County until 7 pm for a severe thunderstorm 11 miles northeast of Matador, moving east at 15 mph. This storm is capable of 60 mph wind gusts and less-than-penny size hail. Stay indoors and keep away from windows
  • 6:31 P.M.: This video is from Kanani Danner, 10 miles north of Quanah, around 6:15 pm.
  • 6:29 P.M.: This video is from David Williams in Childress, seeing pea size hail, around 6:14 pm.
  • 6:02 P.M.: This picture is from Tiff West, 7 miles northeast of Childress of a strong storm moving east towards Childress.

  • 5:57 P.M.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for Motley, Hall, and Cottle Counties until 6:45 pm for a severe thunderstorm 10 miles southeast of Turkey, moving east at 10 mph. This storm is capable of ping pong ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. Stay indoors and keep away from windows
  • 5:36 P.M.: A Flood Advisory is now in effect Motley and Hall Counties until 6:30 pm for heavy rain leading to minor flooding. An estimated 1 to 3 inches have fallen in this area and more is falling. Impacted locations include Northfield. Watch out for flooded road ways and find another route so that you do not drive through high water
  • 5:20 P.M.: This video is from Jay McCoy, east of Northfield, looking west at a hail-producing thunderstorm
  • 5:07 P.M.:
  • This picture is from Tiff West, southeast of Paducah west

4:57 P.M.:

  • This picture is from Jay McCoy, southeast of Turkey, looking northwest and a heavy rain-producing storm.

4:51 P.M.:

  • A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for Motley, Hall, and Cottle Counties until 5:45 pm for a severe thunderstorm 10 miles southeast of Turkey, moving east at 15 mph. This storm is capable of quarter size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. Stay indoors and keep away from windows #KAMRwx

4:05 P.M.:

  • A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for Hall County until 4:15 pm for a severe thunderstorm near Turkey, moving northeast at 15 mph. This storm is capable of quarter size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. Stay indoors and keep away from windows #KAMRwx

3:12 P.M.:

  • A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for these counties in the Rolling Plains until 10 pm. Thunderstorms that develop in this area will be capable of up to hen egg size hail and strong downburst winds. Stay alert for warnings and be ready to take shelter.

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