The threat of heavy rainfall and isolated storms will push into Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle on Friday. 

HOUSTON – Millions of people in southeastern , including the metro area, saw heavy rainfall Thursday as the threat for storms passed through eastern parts of the state.

Both Texas and were on alert for damaging storms, but at least for the Lone Star State, the ingredients did not come together for a severe weather outbreak.

The FOX Forecast Center said instability was simply not in place for developing thunderstorms to take advantage of wind shear that was present in parts of Texas.

A three-hour radar loop over the Gulf Coast on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023.
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If the storms remain below severe weather limits, the month is on track to become one of the least active Novembers since 2000 for hail, damaging winds and tornadoes across the country.

The Storm Prediction Center received only 20 reports of tornadoes, 25 reports of strong winds and only five occurrences of sizable hail during the entire month.

The quietest November in the last few decades was in 2009, when about a dozen severe weather reports were received by the SPC.

November fewest severe weather reports

The cold front triggering the wet weather is working eastward and will continue to impact communities in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi over the next 24 hours.

The threat of storms is also expected to move eastward along the Interstate 10 corridor on Friday.

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    Flooding in Dickinson, Texas on Thursday, November 30, 2023 (Dickinson OEM)

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    Flooding in Dickinson, Texas on Thursday, November 30, 2023 (Dickinson OEM)

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    Gusty winds and choppy surf at Surfside Beach, Texas on Thursday, November 30. (Matthew Seedorff)

Severe weather threat shifts east this weekend

The severe thunderstorm risk on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023.

(FOX Weather)

The threat of severe weather shifts eastward over the weekend into the heart of the Gulf Coast and into the .

So far, the SPC has placed the region at a Level 1 out of 5 on its severe thunderstorm risk scale, with damaging wind gusts and hail the main threats.

The risk area includes the cities of and in Louisiana; , and in and in .