Strong to severe thunderstorms brought hail into portions of OK, TX, LA and MS on Friday. Some areas received hail as large as 2.5”, but just to the NW of Nuevo Laredo had hail 2.75”. A small section of Houston received 2” hail. East of Lafayette saw 2” hail. A small 2 block swath of 2.5-inch hail fell just southwest of Pioneer, LA. In Mississippi, hail measuring 1.25-inches was recorded. The weekend had its share of hail. On Saturday 3/19 hail was recorded at 2.5”. That impact was focused in the Gulf of Mexico causing minor disruptions to those operating off-shore. Sunday had very small pockets of hail no larger than 1” just off the coast of Florida.
There is no significant hail forecasted until possibly Wednesday when an upper level trough moving out of the central United States coinciding with a deepening low pressure area could bring a potential for thunderstorm development across portions Mid-Mississippi Valley southwestward into eastern Texas. There will be a slight risk for severe thunderstorms, with timing expectations during the afternoon and evening hours. Threats will be damaging winds, hail, and possibly a few tornadoes.
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