High impact severe weather possible for Texas and Florida
Severe storms are expected this afternoon and evening in Texas and Florida. These storms will produce heavy rainfall that could lead to minor flooding, tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds.
The greatest concern for tornadoes and very large hail exists across parts of northern and central Texas where very large hail, larger than 2 inches in diameter, and strong tornadoes, stronger than EF-2, are possible today. This severe risk includes the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Waco. This is where there is a level 2, enhanced, severe risk. A lower severe risk extends down into Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.
Texas severe risk today
Texas tornado risk today
There is also an elevated severe risk across Florida where there is a level 2, enhanced, severe risk. Damaging winds are a big concern with isolated tornadoes and hail possible. Orlando is included in this level 2 risk. There is also a severe risk for Tampa, Miami, and Jacksonville.
Florida severe risk today
The severe risk continues on Thursday expanding into the Deep South and the Gulf Coast states. Isolated tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rain are expected. The risk area extends from southeastern Texas into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and parts of Florida.
Thursday severe risk
Another day of severe weather is expected Friday from the Carolinas down to Florida with a new severe threat emerging across the Lone Star State.
Friday severe risk