After Saturday's violent thunderstorms, a new round of severe weather will threaten lives, property and Mother's Day festivities across the Plains on Sunday.
The majority of the thunderstorms that targeted central Texas and Oklahoma earlier Saturday morning unleashed torrential rainfall. Only a handful of thunderstorms turned severe with damaging winds and/or hail.
Now that the sun has had an opportunity to warm and destabilize the atmosphere, the number of severe thunderstorms will increase through Saturday afternoon from around Iowa and Missouri to northeastern Texas.
The strongest thunderstorms on this Mother's Day will be capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning and blinding downpours. A couple of tornadoes will also touch down and cause destruction.
UPDATES: (All times are listed in CDT)
11:35 a.m. CDT: A confirmed tornado is tracking toward Mitchell and Loomis, South Dakota.
11:09 a.m. CDT: Law enforcement reports damage and injuries in Delmont, South Dakota, in the wake of a tornado.
@wxSpinner89 @NWSSiouxFalls @kelostormcenter pic.twitter.com/2P9DzfToeQ— jay kokes (@jlkokes) May 10, 2015
10:54 a.m. CDT: Thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is tracking in between the communities of Hackett and Midland in Arkansas.
10:44 a.m. CDT: This is the scene along Pig Train Scenic Byway after drenching thunderstorms rolled through Saturday night. Impending heavy and severe thunderstorms will worsen the situation.
Water over the Pig Trail and emergency personnel on scene of water rescue. @KATV_Weather pic.twitter.com/V9vutU1P1h— Brian Emfinger (@brianemfinger) May 10, 2015
10:34 a.m. CDT: A tornado, which law enforcement confirmed was on the ground, is tracking toward Delmont, South Dakota.
@keloland @wxSpinner89 #tornado pic.twitter.com/YeKElXd6Ps— jay kokes (@jlkokes) May 10, 2015
10:25 a.m. CDT: Latest tornado watch issued by NOAA's Storm Prediction Center encompasses 74 counties of Texas. This watch box includes Dallas, Waco and Junction and is in effect until 9 p.m. CDT Sunday.
10:21 a.m. CDT:
Latest forecast soundings for even central/northern OK looking interesting for supercells and possible #tornadoes later @breakingweather— Reed Timmer (@reedtimmerTVN) May 10, 2015
10:03 a.m. CDT: Severe thunderstorm with large hail and damaging winds is targeting places just north of Junction, Texas. The thunderstorms threatens to drop hail that is roughly the size of golf balls.
9:35 a.m. CDT: Violent thunderstorms are marching across eastern Oklahoma.
9:30 a.m. CDT: A tornado watch has been issued for eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas until 4 p.m. CDT Sunday.
9:30am CDT #SPC_Watch WW 154 TORNADO AR OK TX 101425Z - 102100Z, http://t.co/KBjBdNK8u1 pic.twitter.com/c7fHEUeRoy— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) May 10, 2015
9:17 a.m. CDT: Thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is tracking toward the communities of Higgins and Damon in eastern Oklahoma.
9:01 a.m. CDT: Forney and McLendon-Chisholm are among the eastern Dallas suburbs at risk for damaging winds from a thunderstorm.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Mesquite TX, Rowlett TX, Greenville TX until 9:45 AM CDT pic.twitter.com/CFoeINlE6F— NWS Severe Tstorm (@NWSSevereTstorm) May 10, 2015