Fox News Weather Center

Weekly Wrap-Up: Rounds of Storms Spark Flooding, Tornadoes in the Plains

After a brief respite from the rain early in the week, another round of soaking downpours and thunderstorms pushed across the southern Plains.

Southwestern Texas and eastern New Mexico had strong storms that produced damaging winds, hail and localized flash flooding Monday night into Tuesday.

The wet weather continued throughout most of the week across the region, bringing flooding to many communities.

In addition, severe thunderstorms roared across the areas of Texas and Oklahoma Tuesday evening.

"A warm front moving southward through southern Oklahoma and northern Texas was the focal point for severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon into the night," AccuWeather Meteorologist Ben Noll said.

A tornado ripped through Mineral Wells, Texas, a town just west of Dallas, tearing apart a building and causing widespread disruptions to electricity and travel.

The same system spawned dozens more tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma.

The Mineral Wells police department and other nearby buildings were brushed by the EF-1 tornado and sustained minor damage.

However, one building was completely destroyed, but no injuries were reported.

In addition to structural damage, power outages left much of the town in the dark during immediate recovery efforts.

In Giddings, Texas, one minor injury was reported after an EF-0 tornado hit a local hotel. Damage was also reported along Highway 290.

NWS Norman reported major flooding from Waurika, Oklahoma, to Wichita Falls and Lake Kickapoo, Texas.

In just 30 minutes, 2 inches of rain fell at Wichita Falls at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, NWS Norman reported, adding that life-threatening flooding was possible.

One man died as record-breaking rainfall produced heavy flooding and several water rescues late Tuesday.

Nearly 8 inches of rain was reported in spots. Police responded to 12 stranded motorists in the area.

Oklahoma City is on pace to have the wettest month on record. As of May 18, the city had received 12.85 inches of rain. This already makes it the second wettest month on record for the city.