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Severe Storms Continue To Roll Across Mid-South

UPDATED 2 AM CDT, July 24, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Seth Carrier

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After a busy day of severe weather throughout much of the central and eastern U.S., an early-morning complex of storms continues to race through the Mid-South.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for much of eastern Oklahoma and parts of northwestern Arkansas, including McAlester, Okla., and Fort Smith, Ark.

A complex mass of storms moving southeastward out of the central Plains has encountered very unstable air early this morning across eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. As it runs into this fuel-rich environment, a dangerous wedge of storms will continue to propagate to the south before finally fizzling out around daybreak.

These storms will pack a punch as they race across the Mid-South over the next few hours, with damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph the primary culprit.

Hail and high winds were rampant across the Central U.S. and Deep South on Tuesday. Hail the size of tennis balls gutted Sheridan Lake, S.D., Windom, Little River and Haven, Kan. Meanwhile, places like Coker and Fayette, Ala., and Macon, Miss., reported damage from thunderstorm wind gusts. The highest gust of 75 mph was reported in Hutchinson, Kan.

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