Issue Date: 248 PM CDT Tue May 17 2022
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the South Plains, Rolling
Plains, and the far Southern Texas Panhandle.
.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.
Elevated to near critical fire weather concerns are expected this
afternoon, especially west of a dryline expected to be positioned
along the Caprock escarpment into early evening as gusty and dry
south to southwest winds are accompanied by humidity values below 15
There is a slight chance of strong to marginally severe high based
thunderstorms east of the dry line positioned along the escarpment,
across the Rolling Plains, later this afternoon into the early
evening hours. Strong wind gusts up to 70 mph are the primary
concern with a possibility of hail up to the size of quarters as
well. Tornado formation is not expected at this time.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.
A low chance for severe thunderstorms exists early next week across
West Texas. Otherwise, the probability for widespread hazardous
weather is low through the weekend.