A significant tornado outbreak is expected today across portions of the northwest Texas panhandle and western Oklahoma panhandle today into the evening and overnight hours.
The Porter Medium Weather Team has placed a “Critical Risk” for severe thunderstorms from Lubbock, TX to Guymon, OK for the region most likely to see tornadoes, as well as large hail and damaging wind gusts.
Ahead of low-level jet (LLJ), surface-based dew points will be strong enough along with other factors like Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE) will allow fast moving and strong cells to fire up in New Mexico and push east across the Pecos Region and TX/OK panhandle.
Many of these storms could produce tornados. It is important if you live in this region to continue checking weather apps, news outlets, and radar imagery to stay ahead of the dangerous weather.