More Severe Weather for the Southern Plains Tonight

April 28, 2012; 4:05 PM
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After severe thunderstorms produced a few tornadoes and golf ball sized hail across parts of Kansas, another round of strong storms will ignite tonight across the southern Plains.

A lingering frontal boundary draped across northern Texas, central Oklahoma and central Missouri will set the stage for strong-to-severe thunderstorms into tonight.

Cooler air from the north will clash with very warm and humid air from the south, creating a battle zone over central Oklahoma, southern Missouri and north-central Texas.

The greatest threats will be large hail to the size of baseballs and damaging wind gusts to 70 mph. Some of the strongest storms that develop will even be capable of producing an isolated tornado or two.

Cities including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., along with Wichita Falls, Tex. and Springfield, Mo., will have the highest risk of strong-to-severe thunderstorms into tonight.

As the nighttime hours progress, drenching thunderstorms will spread west and northward into the panhandle of Texas, western Oklahoma and southern Kansas.

Have a plan of action ready before the storms develop. Know what to do when severe weather is heading for your area.

As always, heed all severe weather watches and warnings and be prepared to take action when severe weather threatens.

Keep checking back with AccuWeather.com for the latest severe weather updates.

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