Tornadoes touched down across the souther plains states destroying houses and killing at least 5, and injuring another 29, and hit a hospital. They were part of a larger storm system that has been hitting the area since Friday night in what forecasters at the NWS have called High End, Life Threatening storms in their advanced warnings.
Oklahoma City, OK -
More than a dozen tornadoes have been reported across larges portions of Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma Saturday with more severe storms on the way Saturday night.
Tornadoes sirens sounded across the plain states while reports of tornadoes include Johnson and Nemaha County Nebraska, Boone County Nebraska, the town of Petersburg, Dodge City, along the Kansas-Nebraska border, Creston Iowa, Salina, Kansas, Pratt, Stafford, Rush and Hodgeman Counties, Russell County Kansas and Woods county Oklahoma.
The NWS has maintained its "Life Threatening" storm warnings for much of the plains states of Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as parts of Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Wisconsin and Illinois for Saturday.
The worst conditions were projected for late Saturday afternoon between Oklahoma City and Salina, Kan., but other areas also could see severe storms with baseball-sized hail and winds of up to 70 mph, forecasters said.
The warning issued Friday covers parts of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.