Severe weather, including the danger of tornadoes, is ramping up across the nation's midsection this Palm Sunday.
A complex severe weather situation is evolving with the concern for several bands of severe thunderstorms.
At some point through Sunday night, places from Texas and Kansas to Illinois and central Michigan will be at risk for thunderstorms with damaging winds, hail and flooding downpours.
Eastern Kansas, the eastern half of Oklahoma, northeastern Texas, northwestern Arkansas and western Missouri are at greatest risk of the most dangerous thunderstorms and tornadoes on this Palm Sunday.
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UPDATED: (All times are listed in Central Daylight Time)
12:58 p.m. Sunday: The temperature in Chicago dropped 10 degrees F in one hour. This time Saturday, the high was 71 degrees; now the temperature is 51 degrees F.
12:32 p.m. Sunday: Quarter-sized hail was reported northwest of White City, Kan.
12:31 p.m. Sunday: Concern is mounting for thunderstorms capable of spawning tornadoes to erupt across central Oklahoma.
12:22 p.m. Sunday: The same storm system sparking the violent thunderstorms is dropping heavy snow across central Nebraska.
12:13 p.m. Sunday Thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds and hail was located near Hope, Kan., tracking toward Manhattan, Kan.
11:59 a.m. Sunday Nickel-sized hail pounded an area 10 miles east of Burlington, Kan., according to a National Weather Service spotter.
11:39 a.m. Sunday: Concern is mounting for severe weather to erupt in the near future across eastern Kansas.