The Latest on severe weather in the central and eastern U.S. (all times local):

3:45 a.m.

A tornado caused injuries in northern Texas amid a series of storms that brought hail and high winds to the nation's midsection.

Howe Police Chief Carl Hudman says four people were injured when vehicles they were in were caught up in a tornado that hit the town north of Dallas on Tuesday night around 10 p.m.

No deaths have been reported.

The Nation Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said 60 million people from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest east to North Carolina and Virginia should be alert for strong storms on Wednesday. The nastiest weather was predicted for an area from Houston north into part of Iowa.

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1:45 a.m.

The nation's midsection is facing another day of foul weather after a series of storms brought huge hail and high winds, but not as many tornadoes as had been feared.

The Nation Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said 60 million people from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest east to North Carolina and Virginia should be alert for strong storms on Wednesday. The nastiest weather was predicted for an area from Houston north into part of Iowa.

A day earlier, hail as big as grapefruit fell in northern Kansas, while winds approaching hurricane force raked communities from Nebraska and Missouri to Texas.

Uprooted trees, downed power lines and roof damage were reported in parts of Texas and Oklahoma. No deaths or injuries were reported.