Midwest Expecting More Damaging Storms Today

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters are warning that parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri are likely to see more powerful storms today, with large hail and tornadoes possible.


The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center says the areas at greatest risk include Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Joplin, Mo., where a tornado killed at least 158 people in 2011. Flooding also is a concern in parts of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois through Sunday.

The region was strafed by storms again yesterday, with up to a dozen tornadoes touching down in mostly rural parts of Arkansas, as well as one in Illinois and three in Oklahoma.

National Weather Service teams are surveying the aftermath in Arkansas but say it could take days to confirm whether tornadoes struck. Flooded highways are hindering access to the storm-hit areas.