Another active day of severe weather is occurring from the Ohio Valley to the Central Plains. Wednesday saw isolated tornadoes, strong wind, and large hail from the Mid Atlantic to the Front Range.
Tennis ball to grapefruit size hail has already been reported this afternoon in Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Numerous reports were received Wednesday.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues from near Joplin to north of Houston. Additional watches are likely to be issued throughout the night. A slight risk of severe thunderstorms extends from the Middle Atlantic through the Tennessee Valley to the Arklatex.
Isolated tornadoes are possible in the Central Plains tonight, with large hail once again as the biggest threat.
A stalled front and a slow moving low pressure center will continue to create thunderstorms, some severe, into this evening. Areas ahead of the low and along the cold front are most likely to see severe weather.
The storm system will weaken for Friday and the severe weather threat will be lower and less widespread. There is a marginal severe weather risk in the Southeast and Central Montana.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels