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Tornado warning issued for western Chaves County

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Storm expected to stay over mainly rural areas of Lincoln, Chaves counties

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for western Chaves County and east central Lincoln County until 7 p.m.

At 6:10 p.m, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 9 miles east of Arabela, or 30 miles northwest of Roswell, moving southeast at 20 mph, the weather service said.

A tornado and quarter-size hail are possible. The storm is expected to remain over mainly rural areas of Lincoln and Chaves counties.

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