Published April 09, 2013
Severe thunderstorms are erupting across portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri Tuesday evening as a dynamic storm crosses the Plains.
As of 2:00 p.m. CDT Tuesday, temperatures ranged from 8 degrees at Cheyenne, Wyo., to 102 at Laredo, Texas. The violent clash of air masses is setting up the battleground for the severe storms.
Dallas, Oklahoma City, Wichita and Kansas City are among the cities and towns that are at risk for damaging thunderstorms.
The storms will be capable of producing hail the size of golf balls and larger, damaging wind gusts greater than 60 mph and torrential rain. The strongest storms may spawn tornadoes.
As storms shift eastward overnight, St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., may be in the path of severe storms.
7:45 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A tornado was reported to have taken down a power line in Fenton, Iowa
7:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A severe thunderstorm moved from the city of Elbert through just east of Archer City in north-central Texas. This storm produced 2 inch diameter hail in Elbert County and hail up to baseball size south of Archer City.
6:50 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Wind and 1 inch hail broke the windows in a police car near Humboldt, Neb.
4:00 p.m. CST Monday: