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    Friday Reports: Tornadoes Slam Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri

    By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
    June 1, 2013; 2:30 AM ET
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    Update at 3:30 a.m. EDT Saturday:
    The threat for severe storms is coming to an end early Saturday morning. However, severe storms are expected to fire up farther east on Saturday afternoon from Michigan to Texas.


    Yet another round of violent thunderstorms began to erupt over the Central states Friday, threatening lives and property.

    Many of the storms are packing strong wind gusts, hail and blinding downpours. However, a significant number of the storms brought damaging winds that caused power outages, property damage and uprooted trees as much as 2 feet in diameter.

    Additionally, persistent showers and the torrential downpours in thunderstorms left flooded roadways in Oklahoma City, St. Louis and in northeastern Indiana.

    The most intense storms during the afternoon and into the evening produced tornadoes from Oklahoma to Missouri and western Illinois.

    While the storm system responsible for the wild weather is beginning to pick up forward speed, for some communities Friday was day five of the severe weather threat.

    RELATED:
    Severe Storms Friday from Oklahoma and Arkansas to Wisconsin and Michigan
    Flooding Threat Plains to Ohio Valley into Saturday
    Current Severe Weather Watches and Warnings


    UPDATES:

    1:50 a.m. CDT Saturday Flash flooding problems reported across the St. Louis area, leaving many roadways underwater.

    12:54 a.m. CDT Saturday Hail up to 2 inches in diameter reported with a thunderstorm near Rocky Comfort, Mo.

    12:39 a.m. CDT Saturday In the past 6 hours, a total of 3.96 inches of rain fell just southwest of Churbusco, Indiana which is just northwest of Fort Wayne.

    12:28 a.m. CDT Saturday Severe storm east of Vinita, Okla. earlier has moved into southwest Missouri, west of Cassville, and still capable of producing a tornado.

    12:01 a.m. CDT Saturday A thunderstorm that just moved through Eufaula, Oklahoma is capable of producing a tornado as it moves eastward.

    11:47 p.m. CDT Friday Persistent rain and thunderstorms from earlier this evening are causing serious flooding problems in the Oklahoma City area. Cars were reported underwater with roadways completely covered by water.

    11:33 p.m. CDT Friday Gusty thunderstorms crossing the Illinois-Indiana state border, capable of producing winds over 60 mph.

    11:10 p.m. CDT Friday A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is moving through northeastern Oklahoma, just east of Vinita.

    10:50 p.m. CDT Friday Nickel to quarter-sized hail was reported just north of Mason City, Iowa along with torrential downpours.

    10:20 p.m. CDT Friday With rain still falling, 4.75 inches of rain were reported in Cole County, Missouri so far today. This was causing flash flooding problems across the central portion of the state.

    9:26 p.m. CDT Friday After seeking further confirmation of the damage at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., we are reporting that all fans are safe.

    8:53 p.m. CDT Friday According to reports from local news sources, people are trapped under debris at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo.

    8:42 p.m. CDT Friday A tornado is on the ground in Wood River, Ill. Seek shelter.

    8:41 p.m. CDT Friday Storms capable of producing tornadoes are moving toward Joplin, Mo. Seek shelter now.

    8:34 p.m. CDT Friday A tornado is reported to be on the ground near Watova, Okla.

    8:27 p.m. CDT Friday Winds are gusting to 60 mph in Florrisant, Mo.

    8:24 p.m. CDT Friday A rotating funnel cloud was seen in the St. Louis, Mo., suburb of Florissant.

    8:20 p.m. CDT Friday Buildings have been damaged in Harvester, Mo., according to local media.

    8:14 p.m. CDT Friday A large tornado is moving into the St. Louis, Mo., metro area. This is a dangerous situation. Seek shelter now.

    8:10 p.m. CDT Friday A large, dangerous tornado is approaching the north side of St. Charles, Mo. Seek shelter now.

    7:58 p.m. CDT Friday A wind gust of 80 mph was reported in Cedar Vale, Kan. Structures have been damaged.

    7:53 p.m. CDT Friday:

    7:45 p.m. CDT Friday: A developing tornado was south of Del City, Okla., at 7:40 p.m. CDT. It is moving toward Tinker AFB. Local Radar

    7:28 p.m. CDT Friday: A new tornado formed just east of the Will Rogers Airport.

    7:21 p.m. CDT Friday A funnel cloud was reported near Wentzville, Mo.

    7:17 p.m. CDT Friday Thunderstorm winds are gusting between 50-60 mph in Troy, Mo.

    7:04 p.m. CDT Friday: A tornado is 1 mile west of the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds and moving east, northeast. Seek shelter now. Latest watches and warnings.

    6:56 p.m. CDT Friday:

    6:46 p.m. CDT Friday: New circulation was reported near El Reno, Okla. and is moving toward Union City. A tornado was spotted 5 miles west of Yukon and is heading east at 10 mph.

    6:43 p.m. CDT Friday: A tornado was reported west of Saint Louis, Mo., seek shelter near the area.

    6:32 p.m. CDT Friday: Five miles east of New Haven, Iowa, a funnel cloud was reported.

    6:30 p.m. CDT Friday: A tornado is located 5 miles northeast of Montgomery City, Mo.

    6:17 p.m. CDT Friday: A tornado was reported near Mineola, Mo. and heading toward New Florence. Seek shelter now.

    6:15 p.m. CDT Friday: Union City and Mustang, Okla., are potentially in the path of the tornado. Seek shelter now.

    6:02 p.m. CDT Friday: The tornado located southwest of Reno, Okla., is moving east and just south of I-40. Travel west on I-40 out of Oklahoma City is not advised.

    5:57 p.m. CDT Friday: NWS Norman reported a rain wrapped tornado 2-3 miles south of I-40, southwest of El Reno, Okla.

    5:42 p.m. CDT Friday: A tornado was reported 7 miles west of Kingfisher, Okla.

    4:40 p.m. CDT Friday: Spotters reported a funnel cloud 1 mile southwest of Cherryvale, Kan.

    4:18 p.m. CDT Friday: A tornado was spotted 3 miles west of Independence, Kan. It made a brief touchdown.

    3:45 p.m. CDT Friday: Winds gusted to 55 mph in Marysville, Ohio and brought down trees two-foot in diameter. Local radar.

    3:37 p.m. CDT Friday: Thunderstorm winds gusted to 75 mph and blew a car off the road near Dennis, Kan.

    3:44 p.m. CDT Friday: Storms with possible rotation were spotted on radar and are moving toward northern Henry and southeastern Bates, Mo.

    2:48 p.m. CDT Friday: Thunderstorm wind gusted to 59 mph in Montgomery, Ohio.

    2:20 p.m. CDT Friday: The first severe thunderstorms of the afternoon were firing over portions of southeastern Kansas and southwestern Missouri, from Sedalia, Mo. to Caney, Kan.

    12:00 noon CDT Friday: Storms have weakened over much of Missouri. However, new storms will re-fire from Wisconsin and Michigan to Oklahoma and Arkansas. As they do, live coverage will resume.

    10:30 a.m. CDT Friday: Storms were beginning to weaken just west of St. Louis, but can still bring locally gusty wind, small hail and brief downpours as they move through over the next hour or so.

    9:30 a.m. CDT Friday: As the storms rolled through Columbia, Mo. in the morning, they dropped 2.50 inches of rain in three hours.

    9:00 a.m. CDT Friday: Numerous roads were closed across Kansas City, Mo., due to storms that hit earlier in the morning. Multiple vehicles are stranded in the northeastern part of the city.

    8:58 a.m. CDT Friday: A thunderstorm hit Jefferson City, Mo., with wind gusts to nearly 60 mph and 1.00-inch diameter hail. Large trees are reported down in the area with damage to some roofs.

    8:10 a.m. CDT Friday: Thunderstorm winds downed trees, which were blocking roads in Morgan County, Mo.

    6:10 a.m. CDT Friday: Thunderstorm winds destroyed two homes in West Covington, Tenn. Other homes sustained roof and structural damage.

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