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.
Severe hail from family in Crossville, TN at 0140z tonight. #tnwx #tspotter @NWSNashville @NWSMorristown pic.twitter.com/T7OnGkbM4x
— Jeremy Buckles (@JeremyBuckles) May 28, 2017
More viewer photos coming in of the softball size hail they had this afternoon in Adrian. #mowx pic.twitter.com/MsFFT8tO94
— Gerard Jebaily (@GerardJebaily) May 27, 2017
More large hail out of Adrian, MO, 4+"! Pics courtesy of @KCTV5 viewer Kris Saathoff. pic.twitter.com/miodHwhfXu
— Ronelle Williams (@rnllwilliamswx) May 27, 2017