Severe thunderstorms are threatening the South Central states Friday afternoon and will continue to target the area into the evening hours.
The storms are bringing the risk of damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding and even isolated tornadoes. Major cities in the threat area include Dallas; Oklahoma City; Kansas City Missouri; and Little Rock, Arkansas.
"Thunderstorms, some severe, will rumble across parts of Texas and Kansas through this early Thursday night" AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said. "Cities such as Salina and Wichita, Kansas and Dallas, Waco and Tyler, Texas will be among this threat. Tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and flooding downpours will threaten these areas."
Extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer is storm chasing live from Wichita, Kansas. Viewers can follow along below.
UPDATES: (All times are listed in CDT)
5:27 p.m. CDT:
70 to 80 MPH winds reported in DeLeon (Comanche County) associated with storm moving east towards Stephenville. #txwx #ctxwx— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) April 24, 2015
5:20 p.m. CDT: Strong winds and heavy rain in San Angelo, Texas.
Lucky us, we got to texas in tornado season. #Texas #tornado #season #rain #hail #datwind #newhome ##nocomplaints
5:16 p.m. CDT:
5:12pm...the storm entering northwest Russell county has already produced a brief tornado touchdown. #kswx— NWS Wichita (@NWSWichita) April 24, 2015
4:50 p.m. CDT:
Picture of the tornado warned storm near Hays, Kansas. Taken by Logan Poole. #KSwx pic.twitter.com/Mj5YFDRCKx— Becky Elliott (@AccuWxBeck) April 24, 2015
4:35 p.m. CDT: Funnel cloud reported 5 miles southwest of Cross Plains, Texas, according to a National Weather Service trained spotter.
4:05 p.m. CDT: Two 18-wheelers blown on their sides on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
@Josh_Eachus bad picture but 2 18 wheelers blown on their sides right after Breaux Bridge exit pic.twitter.com/gqRLK4eEGq— Matt Smith (@McSmitty14) April 24, 2015