Severe Weather Risk Today & Tonight – 5/17/21

Severe Weather

A significant severe weather event is underway for West Texas. A level 3 enhanced and level 4 moderate risk has been issued for the Permian Basin. An enhanced risk means that numerous severe thunderstorms are possible. A moderate risk means that widespread severe thunderstorms are possible.

The timing of severe weather is expected to be in 2 different rounds. The first round will occur between 3pm-9pm Monday afternoon and evening in the northern Permian Basin. The second round will occur between 1am-7am Tuesday morning across much of the Permian Basin.

The main risks with these storms will be very large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes possible.

Stay tuned to Your Local Weather Authority for updates including possible watches and warnings throughout the day.

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