WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the second day in a row, the National Weather Service (NWS) expects Florida will see widespread rainy conditions. The rain should bring much-needed relief from the recent drought and related wildfires.
Some areas of south Florida received more than an inch of rain yesterday, and NWS reports hail nearly two inches in diameter in several counties. There are no reports of significant storm damage this morning.
NWS forecasters anticipate today's weather maker may bring some severe conditions, including thunderstorms and strong winds. Florida's rainy weather is expected to persist in some areas through May 2.
Areas of Texas can also expect some severe weather today. Some counties have been under NWS severe weather watches or warnings since early this morning. Golf-ball sized hail fell in the Lubbock area this morning. The storm system is expected to impact western Texas and the panhandle, as well as extreme western Oklahoma and eastern Colorado.