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Severe Thunderstorm, Heavy Rain Threats Expected in the South Into Wednesday Morning

The Weather Channel logoThe Weather Channel 5/11/2021 weather.com meteorologist
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Severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall will impact the South through Wednesday morning along a front that has stalled out over the region.

This weather system has triggered severe weather in the Plains and South since last weekend.

Severe storms on Monday produced hail up to 4 inches in diameter, or roughly softball size, in Denton County and near Cleo, Texas. A brief tornado caused minor damage at a shopping center along Interstate 45 in Huntsville, Texas.

A broad area from Texas to the Gulf Coast region could see scattered severe storms through Wednesday morning.

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Damaging wind gusts and hail are the primary threats, but an isolated tornado is also possible.

More locally heavy rain is also expected in the South into Wednesday.

This could result in a few pockets of flash flooding, especially from eastern Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley. Flash flood watches have posted by National Weather Service for much of this region.

Heavy rain on Monday morning contributed to flash flooding in the New Orleans metro area. Numerous streets were reportedly flooded and some vehicles stalled in floodwaters in Metairie.

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