Isolated severe storms will develop this afternoon into tonight from western Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle to areas as far north and east as central Illinois and extreme western Indiana. The greatest threat for widespread severe storms will lie over a smaller corridor from northern Texas to southern Missouri. Dallas, Oklahoma City and Little Rock could be in the heart of storms during the afternoon and evening.

Tornadoes will be among the threats of the storms as well as wind gusts over 60 mph and hail as large as golf balls. Serious flooding will impact some communities, especially in the aforementioned zone that is expected to have the most frequent storms.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans.