There were more than 30 reported tornadoes in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas on May 20 and 21, according to The Weather Channel.
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.”
Storm damage at the off-road track at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. pic.twitter.com/7BGwdgNSef
— Lexi Spivak (@LexiSpivakTV) May 21, 2019
‼Heartbroken for our friends in Mangum. Ag Barn hit by tornado… at least two pigs killed. Three homes destroyed. No humans seriously hurt. Roof taken off apartment building. Several power lines down. pic.twitter.com/HY4mGF51d6
— Abigail Ogle (@KOCOAbigail) May 21, 2019
“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.
WATER SPOUT! Check out this video from Grand Lake… water is being pulled from the lake and into the air, forming a water spout.
(Video courtesy Jamie Pruitt) pic.twitter.com/RcDUDeYKco
— Tulsa’s Channel 8 (@KTULNews) May 20, 2019
— Liz Szewczyk⛈ (@lizszewczykwx) May 20, 2019
“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.”
Here is a photo of what destroyed Leach Oklahoma. People are trapped. There is major flooding. This is a high concern among possible injuries and fatalities. Prayers need to highly be with everyone involved. Not only here but everywhere in the mid west. #OKWX #tornado #leach pic.twitter.com/KEocfIHxVq
— MYLES / NELSON (WX/MUSIC) (@MylesNMusic) May 21, 2019
— Simon Brewer (@SimonStormRider) May 21, 2019
STORM MODE: Storm Prediction Center issues Tornado Watch for much of the Ozarks: https://t.co/6LwMNMU5Vx
— KY3 News (@kytv) May 21, 2019
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.