Thunderstorms in Texas and Oklahoma produced sizable hail on Sunday, prompting warnings from the National Weather Service, as the stormy conditions advanced towards the Gulf Coast.
The NWS issued numerous advisories, cautioning inhabitants of the two states of the menacing weather, with hail of up to two inches in diameter in some locales.
The agency additionally issued a severe thunderstorm watch for counties in southeast Texas, with the danger of thunderstorms, strong winds, and large hail continuing into the early morning hours of Monday.
In Houston, authorities warned of strong winds and potential flooding, while in Southeast Oklahoma, thunderstorms were forecasted to contain torrential downpours.
The NWS declared that the thunderstorms could be accompanied by damaging winds and possible tornadoes, urging residents to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions.
The storm system is expected to reach the Gulf Coast overnight, with chances of thunderstorms continuing into Monday.
The NWS warned of the potential for large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes, in areas spanning from Louisiana to Alabama, and advised residents to be prepared in the event of a tornado warning.
Residents in the affected regions were urged to secure outdoor objects, avoid low-lying areas, and monitor the progress of the storm system.