Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Friday for Eastern New Mexico and West Texas.
A potent upper-level trough will move into the Desert Southwest on Friday, providing ample lift for thunderstorm development across the eastern half of New Mexico and West Texas. Modest instability and wind shear in place over the region will allow for a few storms to become severe, with large hail and damaging winds being the primary threats. The tornado risk appears low at this time, though an isolated tornado or two may be possible. The severe threat should diminish after sunset with the loss of daytime heating.