WEATHER AUTHORITY -- We will continue to update this blog throughout the day with the latest on severe thunderstorms in West Texas.
9:00 p.m. Update: A photo shared by the National Weather Service shows the tornado that appeared earlier today.
According to NWS the tornado was confirmed in Glasscock County just southwest of Garden City between 7:20 and 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Update: The Tornado Warning has now been replaced with as Severe Thunderstorm Warning.
Firefighters with the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department reported to the National Weather Service at 7:21 p.m. that they had seen what they thought was a tornado.
No tornado sightings have been confirmed at this time.
7:10 p.m. Update: A Tornado Warning has been issued for Glasscock, Midland, Reagan and Upton Counties until 7:30 p.m.
Residents in these areas are asked to take cover immediately.
Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
7:00 pm Update: Severe thunderstorms continue to affect the central Permian Basin with up to quarter sized hail and wind gusts up to 60-70 mph. All activity was moving northeast at 30 mph and will affect Greenwood...Garden City...Stanton...Big Spring and Midkiff over the next 30 minutes. A Severe thunderstorm watch continues in effect until 10:00 PM CDT for the eastern and southeastern Permian Basin into the lower Trans-Pecos.
6:15 p.m. Update: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Midland, Odessa and Stanton until 7 p.m.
Anyone living in Midland or Odessa are asked to seek shelter indoors as both very strong winds and quarter sized hail are possible with the storm.
4:30 p.m. Update: A severe thunderstorm warning continues across parts of northern Reagan and Glasscock counties. Quarter sized hail has been reported 9 miles SSW of Saint Lawrence moving northeast at 30 mph.
3:40 p.m. Update: High-based thunderstorms are developing across Reeves and Ward Counties.
While most of the rain will evaporate before hitting the ground a dry lighting strike or two is possible.
3:30 p.m. Update: A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Mitchell and Scurry Counties until 4 p.m.
The storm is located 10 miles south of Snyder and is moving northeast at 25 mph.
Golf ball size hail and 60 mph winds can be expected along U.S. Highway 84 and along U.S. Highway 180.
3:05 p.m. Update: A strong thunderstorm is developing in Glasscock County. The storm is moving northeast towards the City of Big Spring.
Residents in Big Spring and the surrounding areas should monitor this storm.
Stay tune for warnings.
3 p.m. Update: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Reagan and Upton County until 4 p.m.
Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are expected with the storm.
This storm includes Highway 349 between Midland and Rankin.
In addition to the hail and high winds a broad rotation has been noted with this storm.
2:55 p.m. Update: Thunderstorms are moving east away from Big Spring at this time.
Locations near Coahoma are still under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.
An additional storm has developed in Glasscock County which is moving northeast at 30 mph.
Residents in Big Spring should monitor this storm closely.
2:35 p.m. Update: Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for eastern Howard County and western Mitchell County.
The storm is near Big Spring, and is now moving northeast at 35 mph.
This includes Interstate 20 between mile markers 174 and 206.
Large hail, heavy rains and high winds are expected.
2:30 p.m. Update: Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Borden and Scurry counties until 3:30 p.m.
The storm is currently located near Lake JB Thomas and is moving northeast at 40 mph.
Large hail, high winds and very heavy rain is expected.
Other thunderstorms continue to impact locations east of Big Spring including Coahoma.
Hail and very heavy rain will continue. Some flooding can be expected along Interstate 20 east of Big Spring.
2:25 p.m. Update: Severe thunderstorm warning continues for southern Crane and Upton Counties.
The strongest part of the storm is west of McCamey and is moving northeast at around 30 mph.
Very large hail is expected to cross Highway 385 north of McCamey shortly.
1:40 p.m. Update: Thunderstorms are also developing over Glasscock County. These storms will move NNE at 15-20 mph. The stronger storms will produce hail, high winds and heavy rain. Stay tuned for any watches or warnings.
1:30 p.m. Update: Storms are beginning to form over Eastern Midland County. They are expecting to move Northeast toward Stanton and Big Spring.