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Reports: Severe storms erupt across south-central US with large hail, tornadoes


Severe thunderstorms have returned to the south-central United States, threatening portions of Texas and Oklahoma.

Hail larger than tennis balls, wind gusts over 60 mph and damaging tornadoes will all be possible into Tuesday night as storms track across Texas and Oklahoma.

These thunderstorms could interrupt traffic on major highways across the region, including portions of I-10, I-20, I-35 and I-40.


A tornado touched down just west of Guthrie, Texas around 4:50 p.m. CDT, a National Weather Service employee reported. The storm and associated tornado is tracking to the northeast in the direction of Paducah.

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A tornado that touched down west of Guthrie, Texas. (Photo/Twitter user @dljuly3)




A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Happy Valley, Texas at 4:10 p.m. CDT and was heading northeast toward Abilene. People in the path of the storm should seek shelter immediately.

This thunderstorm also has a history of producing hail as large as golf balls.

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At 2:40 p.m. CDT Tuesday, there were two thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes in Texas. One was located near the town of Dickens and the other was headed toward Whiteflat.


A tornado has touched down near Crosby, Texas, according to an National Weather Service employee. The tornado was reported at 2:38 p.m. CDT Tuesday and was the first tornado reported across the area.