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Reports: Severe storms unleash damaging impacts across central US


Less than a week after deadly tornadoes struck the Midwest, another outbreak of severe weather is threatening the southern Plains through the Upper Midwest on Monday evening.

The thunderstorms are expected to impact areas from Oklahoma and Arkansas to Minnesota and Wisconsin. The storms will unleash damaging winds, hail, flooding downpours and isolated tornadoes.

Travel disruptions, property damage and power outages all could occur as a result of the severe storms.


There have been numerous reports of large hail in south-central Minnesota west of Minneapolis. There has also been a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado in this part of the state; however, as of 5 p.m. CST, no tornado has been reported.

This video shows hail falling during a severe thunderstorm in Hutchinson, Minnesota.



At 4:21 p.m. CST Monday, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was heading toward Fenton, Iowa.




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At 3:40 p.m. CST Monday, a line of severe thunderstorms was moving into Omaha, Nebraska. These thunderstorms have a history of producing winds up to 70 mph and hail as large as quarters.