Plains States Brace for Twisters, Large Hail as Storm System Marches On

A dangerous storm system threatened to spin off tornadoes and dump large hail in its march across the Plains states on Monday, according to forecasters.

The National Weather Service warned of "strong to severe" thunderstorms across the southern and central Plains. It said tornadoes and "very large hail" were possible from eastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas into central Arkansas and northern Louisiana.

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Missouri and Nebraska also were at risk, while forecasters warned of possible flash flooding in Kansas where rain was falling at up to 1.5 inches an hour and quarter-sized hail was reported.

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Parts of Texas could see hail larger than 1 inch in diameter, according to the National Weather Service.

The same storm system brought a spate of severe weather to the Plains states over the weekend, spawning several tornadoes and massive hail from Kansas to Oklahoma and Colorado.

A large tornado and golf-ball-sized hail hit a few miles southeast of Codell in Kansas on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Officials in Oklahoma confirmed that a tornado touched down in a Stephens County field on Sunday night. The county's emergency management center said there was no damage or injuries from the twister.

Oklahoma's Comanche County, meanwhile, saw some flash flooding and downed power lines.

Texas also got hit with dangerous winds and hail as big as baseballs reported in the city of Hawley, according to the Weather Channel.

A separate storm system on Wednesday could usher in more severe weather, according to The Weather Channel.