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Tornado warning issued for NE Curry County

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a tornado warning for northeastern Curry County until 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

"At 6:39 p.m. ... a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 11 miles north of Ranchvale, or 15 miles north of Clovis, moving northeast at 15 mph," NWS reported.

Radar indicated rotation, NWS reported, and half-dollar-size hail is expected.

"Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely," the NWS alert stated.

The storm is expected to be near Bellview around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

In addition to the tornado alert, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for portions of central Roosevelt and southern Curry counties.

Wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph and nickel-size hail was expected with that storm.

Both counties are under a flood advisory until 9 p.m. Sunday.