30 Tornadoes Reported in Multiple States, More on the Way

May 21, 2019 Updated: May 22, 2019

There were more than 30 reported tornadoes in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas on May 20 and 21, according to The Weather Channel.

Flooding was also reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. According to USA Today, at least one tornado also touched down in Arizona.

An apparent tornado knocked down trees and caused damage to about a dozen homes in Tulsa, Oklahoma, about 6:30 a.m. local, according to the National Weather Service via the Weather Channel.

Meanwhile, the Storm Prediction Center forecasts that on Tuesday, “a line of thunderstorms will track across the watch area this afternoon and evening.”

“These storms are expected to be associated with locally damaging wind gusts and hail. A few storms along the line may also produce tornadoes,” the agency said.

The Center said there was a tornado watch area about 75 miles east and west of a line that is about 70 miles northwest of St. Louis, Missouri, and about 15 east of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

“A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area,” the agency warned. “Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.”

According to KY3-TV, a tornado watch was issued for much of the Ozarks region until 7 p.m. local time.

The watch encompasses Barry, Christian, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright counties.

Heavy thunderstorms and rain are expected to hit the Midwest continuing into the latter part of the week, “with damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes and flash flooding,” reported The Weather Channel.