The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of producing damaging winds, pounding hail and blinding downpours. A few tornadoes could touch down and cause destruction.
Today is also starting with locally severe weather over Oklahoma and North Texas. This cluster of thunderstorms will push into the mid-Mississippi Valley tonight. The main threat with these thunderstorms, however, will be flooding rain.
Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski