Severe weather will move into parts of the south-central United States Wednesday afternoon and evening, bringing the possibility of isolated tornadoes to the region.
The storm system will stretch from Nebraska down through west-central Texas, bringing violent thunderstorms, damaging winds and even large hail to the area, in addition to the tornado threat.
During the height of the storm, in the late-afternoon and early-evening hours, tornado formation is most likely. As the storm continues into the late evening hours, the threat for tornadoes will decrease.
Cities in the path of the severe weather in the late afternoon include Dodge City and Russell, Kan.; North Platte, McCook and Grand Island, Neb.; Gage and Clinton, Okla.; and Amarillo, Childress, Abilene, San Angelo and Del Rio, Texas.
As the storm moves through the Plains in the evening, cities at risk for a tornado include Lincoln, Neb., Wichita, Kan., Wichita Falls, Texas, and Oklahoma City.
Updates: (All Times in Central Time)
9:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday:
9:28 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Hail totaling 1.25 inches in diameter reported in Eagle Pass, Texas, reports Maverick County law enforcement.
9:07 p.m. EDT Wednesday:
Storm is starting to look pretty awesome again!! #kswx pic.twitter.com/OcmgqwWvpk— Cory Mottice (@EverythingWX) April 24, 2014
8:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday: More than 4,000 OG&E Energy Corp. customers are without power in Norman, Okla., and in Oklahoma City, reports OG&E Energy Corporation.
8:26 p.m. EDT Wedesday: Wind gusts up to 76 mph reported near Haskell, TX, according to Oklahoma Mesonet.
8:21 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Golf ball sized hail reported near Lake Kemp, Baylor County, Texas, reports a NWS trained spotter.
8:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Hail totaling more than 2 inches in diameter reported near Prosser, Adams County, Nebraska, reports county emergency management.
7:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Golf ball sized hail reported 2 miles S of Crowell, Foard County, Texas, reports a NWS trained spotter.
7:26 p.m. EDT Wednesday:
High based storm south southeast of Meade, KS. Had pea sized hail a few minutes ago. #kswx #wxreport @NWSDodgeCity pic.twitter.com/Gh4oLliMNP— Cory Mottice (@EverythingWX) April 23, 2014
6:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Watch AccuWeather LIVE now for the latest updates on the severe weather ramping up across the southern and central Plains:
3:55 p.m. CDT Wednesday: 1.25" hail reported near Bloomington, NE about 30 miles S of I-80 according to Trained Spotter.