Severe storms and heavy rain return to the Plains on Tuesday with a bull’s-eye on Oklahoma and portions of North Texas.
A front moved through the region, igniting thunderstorms within the forecast area.
A landspout was seen spinning through a field south of Hayes, Kansas.
In places like North Texas, large hail fell amid Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.
"The downside to this hail is it's going to be flying at you anywhere between 40 mph to upwards of potentially 80 mph," FOX Weather meteorologist Jason Frazer said. "That means that anything that you have outside, you are going to need to be on alert for."
Heavy rain will also likely lead to a few instances of flash flooding. Generally, widespread 1 to 2 inches of rain looks likely, with some locations getting up to 3 inches.
Central Oklahoma is largely drought-free, but drought conditions are present along the state borders with Kansas and Texas. Any rain farther north, closer to Wichita, or farther south toward Wichita Falls is greatly needed.
The storms are just the first salvo in what is shaping up to be a rather stormy week in the Plains, with varying levels of severe weather threats each day into the early part of the weekend.
Original article source: Large hail pelts Texas, Oklahoma while landspout swirls through Kansas Tuesday