Isolated severe thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds Tuesday from the Northeast through the Central Plains into the Southeast. There were a few reports of hail to near the size of golf balls. Tornadoes were reported in Florida and Louisiana.
There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms in New England and the Central Plains today. The tornado risk is low. Hail larger than an inch in diameter and wind gusts greater than 60 mph are the biggest threat this afternoon and evening.
High humidity flowing in from the Gulf of Mexico lifted over a stalled front may produce areas of heavy rain. Through the end of the work week, more than 3″ is possible from the Deep South into the Plains.
A cold front stretched out from the Northeast westward to the High Plains will be the focus for severe thunderstorms today. Storms that develop in the late afternoon and early evening are the most likely to become severe, with intensity diminishing late tonight.
There is a lower chance for severe weather on Thursday and Friday. A marginal threat has been posted from the Storm Prediction Center from the Upper Midwest into the Southern Plains.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels