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North Texas could see large hail, tornadoes during rush hour Thursday

North Texas could see large hail, tornadoes during rush hour Thursday

Hartley city administrator Patty Anderson said school started two hours late this morning as the storm knocked out the city's electric substation.

While most Kansans are intimately aware of what to do during a tornado, the following safety reminders should be remembered if the situation arises.

As this disturbance zips northeast on Wednesday, the severe-weather threat is forecast to shift into northern Missouri, Iowa, southwest Wisconsin and northwest IL.

Some strong and possibly severe storms are expected to hit the Stateline this afternoon and evening.

This is the first time in 2017 the SPC is issuing a high risk warning first thing in the morning.

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Severe storms will develop over southwest and south-central Kansas between 3 and 5 p.m.

Locally heavy rainfall is possible with all rounds of thunderstorms tonight through Friday night, the weather service said.

A tornado was reported by storm chasers near Duke, Oklahoma early Thursday afternoon, bringing baseball-sized hail to the area. Damaging winds and large hail would be the main threats.

Most of the state, including all of southeast Iowa, is at an enhanced risk of severe weather according to the Storm Prediction Center.

Extremely large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are likely this afternoon through overnight. A slight risk is to the east of that area up to Stillwater, Ponca City, Shawnee and Ardmore.

The storm struck a subdivision about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday just south of Elk City, Oklahoma, about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City.

With rain chances at 70% on Saturday and 60% on Sunday, you may want to have some alternate plans ready to go as it could be a disruption to your outdoor plans. This is more than an inch below normal for this time of May, according to the weather service.


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