An outbreak of weather is threatening lives and property across the central United States Wednesday.
A round of storms are erupting across central and eastern Kansas southward into central Texas Wednesday afternoon. According to AccuWeather Assistant Director of Storm Warnings Andrew Gagnon, "Soon after the new batch of storms erupts, the threat of large hail and wind gusts to 70 mph will be common late Wednesday afternoon and evening."
"As the storms mature, several tornadoes are a concern," Gagnon said.
A tornado could occur anywhere from southeastern Nebraska and southern Iowa, southward to central Texas into early Wednesday night with the greatest threat for tornadoes coming between 4 and 10 p.m. CDT, according to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
UPDATES: (All times are listed in CDT)
3:26 p.m. CDT Wednesday:
323 PM: strong rotation near Latty in Wash. county MO. Tornado warning in effect. Storm heading toward Cadet over next ~20 minutes.— NWS St. Louis (@NWSStLouis) April 8, 2015
3:19 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Hail, roughly the size of a baseball fell in Sullivan, Missouri.
2:56 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Large hail fell in Morgan County, Kentucky earlier this afternoon.
2:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Law enforcement reports winds estimated at 70-75 mph in Cedar Vale, Kansas.