An outbreak of severe weather is targeting the central United States Wednesday evening.
Multiple tornadoes were already confirmed this afternoon across the Plains. Damage was reported near the town of Lincoln, Kansas, from a multi-vortex tornado, local emergency management reported.
"A corridor of severe thunderstorms will continue to fire this evening from southern Nebraska to central Texas," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said. "Hastings, Nebraska; Wichita, Kansas; Oklahoma City; and Wichita Falls and Abilene, Texas, will be among the cities in this threat. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes."
UPDATES: (All times are listed in CDT)
5:33 p.m. CDT: Golf ball-sized hail in Alabany, Texas, local law enforcement reports.
5:30 p.m. CDT:
Wow. Right now following this big rain wrapped tornado going into metro. 5:19 pm. This is in Blanchard looking west. pic.twitter.com/LTas8vogqC— Rusty Surette (@rustysurette) May 6, 2015
5:24 p.m. CDT: Confirmed tornado on the ground east of Ruskin, Nebraska, the NWS in Hastings, Nebraska reported.
5:13 p.m. CDT: Large and extremely dangerous tornado closing in on Newcastle, Oklahoma.
5:05 p.m. CDT:
502pm-Severe storms moving across parts of W N TX. Golf ball hail and 70 mph wind possible. #texomawx— NWS Norman (@NWSNorman) May 6, 2015
5 p.m. CDT: Weather spotters have confirmed a tornado about 25 miles southwest OKC; those in Blanchard and Newcastle, OK take cover