Dangerous thunderstorms will erupt across portions of Kansas and Oklahoma this afternoon and will track into Missouri and Arkansas this evening.

A few of the individual thunderstorm cells will become violent, producing large hail, damaging wind gusts and even a large tornado.

The zone from Springfield, Mo., to Little Rock, Ark., will be impacted by the strongest storms this evening as they track toward the east. The thunderstorms will lose some intensity as they cross the Mississippi River later tonight.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.