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LIVE: Tornadoes Threaten the Plains Early Sunday

Severe thunderstorms continue to track across the Plains after developing over the region on Saturday afternoon.

Since developing on Saturday, the thunderstorms have coalesced into a long line of gusty thunderstorms reaching from southern Iowa to central Texas.

Damaging wind gusts past 60 mph are expected to be the primary threat as the thunderstorms track eastward, but flooding downpours and even a few tornadoes may also be possible.

Fortunately, the worst of the severe weather appears to be over after multiple tornadoes devastated some communities across the region on Saturday afternoon. However, this does not mean that people should put their guard down as storms continue to threaten lives and property.


UPDATES: (All times are listed in CDT)

1:30 a.m. CDT Sunday: The table below shows some of the highest 12 hour rainfall totals across the Plains, brought by the heavy thunderstorms across the region.

Rainfall totals from 1 p.m. CDT Saturday to 1 a.m. CDT Sunday

City
Rainfall Total
City
Rainfall Total
Wichita, KS 3.14" Litchfield, MN 2.43"
Newton, KS 2.95" Ozona, TX 2.24"
Kansas City, MO 2.89" Audubon, IA 1.99"
Jamestown,ND 2.82" Topeka, KS 1.94

1:26 a.m. CDT Sunday: Storm damage reported near Inola, Oklahoma.

1:24 a.m. CDT Sunday: More than 10,000 western Missouri customers without power after storms, utilities report.

1:00 a.m. CDT Sunday: Thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is heading toward Joplin, Missouri.

12:55 a.m. CDT Sunday: Barns damaged in Polo, Missouri, trained spotter reports.

12:46 a.m. CDT Sunday: Flash flooding likely near Ardmore, Oklahoma.

12:39 a.m. CDT Sunday: More than 13,000 Public Service Oklahoma customers are without power in the Tulsa area.

12:22 a.m. CDT Sunday: Storms from late on Saturday damaged this house in Wagoner County, Oklahoma.

12:00 a.m. CDT Sunday: Roads closed due to flash flooding in Bowie, Texas, law enforcement reports.

11:43 p.m. CDT Saturday: Flash flooding occurring near Iola and Humboldt, Kansas, Allen County emergency management reports.

11:35 p.m. CDT Saturday: Tornado on the ground near Oneta, Oklahoma, trained spotter reports.

11:27 p.m. CDT Saturday: Storm capable of producing a tornado is southeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

11:08 p.m. CDT Saturday: Power outages continue around the Oklahoma City area, according to OG+E.

11:05 p.m. CDT Saturday: Heavy rain from storms that tracked through the Wichita, Kansas area dropped several inches of rain, causing water levels on the Ninnescah River to spike.

10:42 p.m. CDT Saturday: Straight-line winds may have caused damage Saturday in Lyon County, Kansas, KVOE-AM quotes county officials as saying.

Click here for storm reports from earlier on Saturday.