Live: Severe Storms Hover Over Southern Plains

By Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
April 26, 2013; 9:11 AM ET
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Update at 3:00 a.m. EDT Saturday:
The severe threat is over across Texas and Arkansas. This blog is no longer live.

Severe storms are moving across the Plains Friday delivering heavy downpours, large hail and damaging wind gusts. Thunderstorms will stretch from northeastern Texas to Arkansas and southern Missouri through the evening.

Strong winds could down trees and power lines. Widespread flooding problems as a result of the rain are not expected.


10:28 p.m. CDT Friday: The severe storm threat is ending for Oklahoma City with storms heading toward McAlester, Okla.

8:32 p.m. CDT Friday: Chicken egg-sized hail was reported 3 miles north of Cloud Chief, Okla.

7:43 p.m. CDT Friday: One inch hail was reported in Greenfield, Okla.

6:49 p.m. CDT Friday: Hail the size of half-dollars was reported 10 miles east of Sweetwater, Okla.

6:05 p.m. CDT Friday: Winds gusted to 64 mph 4 miles west northwest of Carmargo, Okla.

For the full story, read Severe Storm Potential Friday for Texas, Arkansas.


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