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According to AccuWeather forecasters, straight-line wind gusts, in lieu of a tornado, can reach an AccuWeather Local StormMax of 90 miles per hour, which will knock down trees and cut off power in some communities.
There used to be a tornado explore in stop Sunday morning for parts of Louisiana and MS until 10 a.m. Storm chasers in Minneola, Kansas, captured several large tornadoes forming, and narrowly avoided a funnel passing right in front of their vehicle. There were reports of a risky and large tornado in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, early Sunday morning.
On Sunday, the threat of severe weather is forecast to be the greatest from the Lower Peninsula of MI to northwestern Kentucky and western Tennessee.
As predicted, some tornadoes were reported early Monday evening, although so far they have been in sparsely populated areas.
The central and southern plains have already been battered by thunderstorms and hail over the weekend.
Unfortunately, that means very favorable conditions for violent severe weather in parts of this region.
Forecasters warned of heavy rain, lightning, pingpong ball-sized hail and flooding as a line of storms moves west to east through afternoon, covering an area from south of Killeen, Texas, to north of the Oklahoma state line.More news: President Trump speaks out against Mueller probe as Barr assigns investigator
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Bunting says tornadoes that form Monday will "definitely" be capable of causing similar damage to the storm that hit Moore on May 20, 2013.
Emergency officials reported a tornado near Lucien, in northern Oklahoma, severely damaging a house and destroying a barn.
Parts of Oklahoma and Texas are bracing for what could be a tornado outbreak today.
Locally, 4 to 6 inches of rain is possible in parts of the Southern Plains over the next few days.
While meteorologists say the threat for tornadoes will be low, that, of course, will also be a threat.
The finest rainfall totals will most definitely be thru central Oklahoma, jap Kansas and northwest Missouri.
It will start Sunday morning with just a round of scattered thunderstorms, but throughout the day, the wind will pick up and by around 2 pm we start seeing a chance for widespread severe weather.