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Photos: Massive hail pounds central US on Saturday

Severe thunderstorms caused significant damage from the central Plains through the mid-Mississippi and Tennessee River valleys during the start of Memorial Day weekend.

The majority of damage occurred from very large hail which smashed windows and dented vehicles. In some locations, the size of the hail was as large as softballs.

High wind gusts up to 70 mph further damaged communities by snapping large trees and triggering widespread power outages.

More than 650 wind and hail reports poured in during Saturday and Saturday night, with the worst of the thunderstorms occurring over Oklahoma, Missouri and Tennessee, according to the National Weather Service.

Only one tornado has been confirmed so far, but that number could climb as storm teams survey damage over the coming days.

Over 75,000 were still without power across Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee early on Sunday morning.

Cleanup operations can begin in full force across the central Plains as drier, cooler air presses southward in the wake of the storms early this week. However, areas farther south and east could be threatened by more rounds of thunderstorms, some of which could turn severe, through Memorial Day.

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Hail in Adrian, Missouri. (Instagram/mbergman1980)

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Hail larger than baseballs in Adrian, Missouri. (Instagram/millerkirsti)

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Hail from Kirsti Miller in Adrian, Missouri. (Instagram/millerkirsti)

Millington, TN damage

A tree fell through a trailer in Millington, Tennessee, leaving one occupant briefly trapped. (Twitter photo/Millington Fire Department)

Van Buren, AR storm damage

Trees litter the road after severe thunderstorms sweep through Van Buren, Arkansas, on Saturday night. (Twitter photo/@jltitsworth78)

Van Buren, AR storm damage 2

A small structure was blown over by severe thunderstorm winds in Van Buren, Arkansas, on Saturday night. (Twitter photo/@jltitsworth78)

Cookeville, TN storm damage

A large tree was snapped in Cookeville, Tennessee, after severe thunderstorms rolled through the area on Saturday night. (Twitter photo/@Stormy_106)