Entire Midwest on tornado warning

Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas have been told to expect dangerous tornadoes and hail

By Natasha Lennard

Published May 20, 2013 8:50PM (EDT)

 Oklahoma twister (via ABC News)
Oklahoma twister (via ABC News)

According to warnings from the National Weather Service, the entire Midwest -- Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas -- can expect tornadoes on Monday afternoon. Following a tornado that killed two men in Oklahoma on Sunday, the entire Midwest is again on alert.

As USA Today reported Monday:

The weather service said it was tracking "a large and extremely dangerous tornado'' just west of Moore, Okla., which is south of Oklahoma City. The storm was moving to the northeast, and forecasters said they expected "large, destructive hail up to tennis ball size.''

... The five-state area is in the heart of a storm system hovering over the Plains and Midwest all the way to Minnesota ... More than 60 million Americans are at risk of severe storms Monday.

ABC News shows storm chasers spotting tornadoes forming in Oklahoma:

Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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