Two separate clusters of hail-producing thunderstorms have kicked off today with a more widespread outbreak of severe weather to follow as this Palm Sunday weekend progresses.
The clusters of violent thunderstorms have dropped hail near Dallas, Texas, and Tallahassee, Fla., this morning.
Severe thunderstorms will increase in coverage across the South from eastern Texas and Louisiana to Georgia and northern Florida through this afternoon and tonight.
In addition to hail, the strongest thunderstorms will be capable of producing damaging winds, blinding and flooding downpours and isolated tornadoes.
See below for the latest updates on the unfolding storms and the resulting damage. For more information on this weekend's severe weather threat, please read this news story.
10:25 a.m. EDT: Flightstats.com reports nearly 300 flights arriving or departing Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport have been delayed in the wake of the rain and thunderstorms from this morning.
10:18 a.m. EDT: The thunderstorm that unleashed hail as large as ping pongs near Dallas, Texas, is weakening as it heads toward Gilmer, Texas.
9:56 a.m. EDT: As seen on radar, two separate hail-producing thunderstorms had split Tallahassee, Fla., with one passing to the north and the other bypassing the city to the south.
9:15 a.m. EDT: A thunderstorm dropped quarter-sized hail on Seagoville, Texas, which is located southeast of Dallas.
8:47 a.m. EDT: Quarter-sized hail pounded Clarksville, Fla.
8:30 a.m. EDT: Hail as large as ping-pong balls slammed Crowley, Texas.