Severe thunderstorms are unfolding across portions of the southern Plains and Mississippi Valley this Saturday with one primary threat area ranging from western Tennessee through southern Oklahoma.
The primary threats coming from these storms include hail, damaging winds and flooding downpours. A tornado or two will touch down.
Cities in the path of this severe weather include: Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; and McAlester, Oklahoma.
Also through Saturday evening, more severe thunderstorms will erupt across portions of southeastern Colorado, West Texas, eastern New Mexico and western Oklahoma. These areas will have the potential to see wind gusts up to 70 mph, flooding downpours and hail the size of baseballs. A few tornadoes will touch down.
Updates: (All times are listed in Central time)
4:34 p.m. CDT Saturday: Reports of downed trees and power outages throughout the community of Murray, Kentucky according to the emergency manager.
4:25 p.m. CDT Saturday: Funnel cloud near Neelyville, MO around 4:17 p.m. CDT emergency management reports.
4:19 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball-sized hail reported near Union City, Tennessee according to NWS spotter.
3:46 p.m. CDT Saturday:
Massive wall cloud and possible tornado coming into Union City TN #tnwx @JRukavinaWPSD @Wayne_C_Hart #tristatewx pic.twitter.com/d77EhtwYE4— Chris Conley (@DC_Inflow) June 7, 2014
3:40 p.m. CDT Saturday: At 3:35 p.m. CDT, an NWS spotter reported a tornado on the ground near Clayton, Tennessee moving towards Union City.
3:11 p.m. CDT Saturday:
305 PM: Damage reported 6 miles south of New Madrid Missouri....— NWS Paducah (@NWSPaducah) June 7, 2014
3:03 p.m. CDT Saturday: Quarter-sized hail in Rosita, Colorado reports NWS spotter.
2:37 p.m. CDT Saturday:: Many roads washed out across western Adams County west of highway 148 and north of highway 34 near Carbon, Iowa, reports emergency manager.
2:27 p.m. CDT Saturday: A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is tracking toward New Madrid, Missouri.