Severe weather across the country on Mother's Day
EL PASO (KTSM) — I cannot say I haven't enjoyed myself this Mother's Day, because I have.
But as for the weather, I cannot say the same thing. The weather in west Texas has been a little on the dusty and gusty side. High wind warning for most of the borderland region in the western part of Texas.
Winds reaching speeds of 35-45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. This will also reduce visibility down to the less than half a mile in some areas. And driving conditions can become hazardous.
And this part of the country isn't the only place experiencing bad weather. In fact, it's a beautiful day here compared to north Texas, Kansas and Colorado.
Perryton and Beaver Counties are under a tornado watch until 10 p.m.
Strong storms are expected to pass through the Panhandle this afternoon.
Large hail, 2 inches in diameter, which translates to about the size of a hen's egg is one of the main primary hazards this afternoon.
Damaging wind gusts will also be another primary hazard.
The possibility is high for people in the Panhandle to see an isolated tornado or two.
A strong cold front will push through the area tonight, with strong northerly winds in its wake.
The stronger winds will be over the western Texas Panhandle where a Wind Advisory is in effect.
In Dodge City, Kansas the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 p.m.
This means, people can expect 60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail.
But besides the severe thunderstorm warning, other places around Kansas are under a tornado watch.
The following Kansas counties are under a tornado watch until 10:00 p.m.
Barber; Barton; Clark; Comanche; Edwards; Ellis; Ellsworth; Ford; Hodgeman; Kingman; Kiowa; Lincoln; McPherson; Meade; Pawnee; Pratt; Reno; Rice; Rush; Russell; Saline; Stafford.
Additional information you should know for today.
There is a big possibility for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon east of a Wakeeney to Meade line.
The main hazard from these storms will be golf ball to tennis ball size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.
Tornadoes are also possible with the strongest storms.
Southerly winds of 20 to 35 mph can also be expected today along with low relative humidities.
This combination will result in very high to critical fire weather conditions.
Oklahoma is also experiencing severe weather.
There is a tornado watch in the following counties until 10:00p.m.
Beaver; Ellis; Harper; Woods and Woodward.
Storms will continue through the evening hours as the cold front moves into the area.
Severe storms will remain possible with very large hail, damaging straight-line winds, and locally heavy rain leading to flash flooding.
The low potential for tornadoes will also continue this evening across parts of western OK but will begin to diminish in the late evening hours.
And while these portions are seeing warm weather, Colorado is another story.
Pueblo, Colorado; Colorado Springs; Trinidad; Kim; Canon City are all under a freeze warning from 9:00 p.m. Sunday to 8:00 a.m. on Monday
A strong spring storm will move through eastern Colorado, spreading areas of rain and snow across the region.
This mainly applies to the I-25 corridor along with Eastern Las Animas County.
You can expect temperatures to fall in the 20's across Northern El Paso County and in the upper 20's to lower 30's over in the remainder of the I-25 corridor.
This means to bring in your pets tonight, because the warning indicates these kind of conditions are imminent.
The precipitation will likely start off as rain in most areas, but should gradually change over to snow this afternoon and evening as the colder air filters into Colorado from the north.
Heavy wet snow will be likely over the mountains and Palmer Divide regions, where significant snow will be possible.
Gusty winds may also lead to white out conditions in some of these areas at times, making travel very difficult.
Be very careful out there if you are traveling there, coming back to the city or live in these areas.