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    REPORTS: Severe storms, flooding slam central US

    By By Brett Rathbun, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist
    May 29, 2016, 6:55:00 AM EDT

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    As of 11:35 p.m. CDT Thursday, this blog is no longer active. Archived reports can be found below.

    Severe thunderstorms will continue to sweep across the central United States through Thursday night.

    Storms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail and flooding will stretch from Texas to Nebraska. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

    While storms have battered the region earlier this week, this round of severe weather was more intense and widespread.

    The main threat for the remainder of the overnight will be flash flooding.


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    UPDATES: (All times are listed in CDT)11:34 p.m. CDT Thursday: Outside of a few localized areas of hail and gusty winds, heavy rain and flooding will be the primary threat into Friday morning.

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    11:24 p.m. CDT Thursday: A line of thunderstorms will roll east across eastern Kansas over the next few hours. Flooding rainfall will be the primary threat along with some gusty winds.

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    11:00 p.m. CDT Thursday: 3.71 inches of rain fell at Austin/Bergstrom International Airport last hour. Hail up to 1 inch is also falling. Over 4.50 inches of rain has fallen since 9:45 p.m. local time.

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    10:34 p.m. CDT Thursday: Water rescues are underway in Brenham, Texas, due to flooding, law enforcement reports. Water is also going into homes.

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    10:20 p.m. CDT Thursday: Trained spotter reports 65 to 80 mph wind gusts along Highway 83 neat Maywood, Nebraska, south of North Platte.

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    10:09 p.m. CDT Thursday: A line of thunderstorms with a history of producing wind gusts over 60 mph will be approaching the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex within the next hour.

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    9:38 p.m. CDT Thursday: More than 26,500 Entergy customers are without power in Montgomery County, Texas, the utility reports.

    9:37 p.m. CDT Thursday: Cars underwater at an underpass in Conroe, Texas, north of Houston.
    9:33 p.m. CDT Thursday: Heavy rain has led to flooding at the Greenfield Forest Estates in Magnolia, Texas.

    9:09 p.m. CDT Thursday: Multiple roads are closed in the Emporia, Kansas, area due to flooding, emergency management reports.

    8:52 p.m. CDT Thursday: Emergency management reported ongoing high water rescues in Carmine, Texas.

    8:34 p.m. CDT Thursday: Law enforcement reports a roof collapse, several semi trucks turned over and multiple tree and power lines down across the Kit Carson, Colorado, area.

    8:19 p.m. CDT Thursday: I-70 closed at mile marker 38 due to down power lines, law enforcement reports.

    7:38 p.m. CDT Thursday: Numerous water rescues occurring around Montgomery County, Texas, emergency management reports.

    7:24 p.m. CDT Thursday: Cars partially submerged in floodwaters on Highway 36 at U.S. 290 near Brenham, Texas.


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