Thunderstorms rolled through parts of Indiana and Missouri on Wednesday morning, and 2-inch hail fell on Atchison, Kansas. Hail and damaging wind was expected in the afternoon in a wider area including parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
"We are likely to see multiple tornadoes, and fairly strong ones as well," said Kevin Roth, a meteorologist at The Weather Channel. On both days, he said, "very large hail is possible , and we will also see some damaging straight-line winds."
The two days of forecast severe weather followed several outbreaks on Tuesday that saw flooding in St. Louis and two tornadoes in Kansas, according to the National Weather Service.
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