Video: Great Plains Braces for ‘Intense’ Tornadoes and Massive Hail

April 26, 2016 Updated: October 5, 2018

Storms have started hitting areas of at least four states, while the National Weather Service warns of intense tornadoes and baseball-sized hail.

“Numerous severe thunderstorms expected to rapidly form in the next couple hours,” the NWS stated at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on April 26. “This is a particularly dangerous situation.”

Tornado watches have been issued for parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Severe thunderstorm alerts have been issued for areas in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Oklahoma City Public Schools dismissed students early on Tuesday.

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