Less than 24 hours after a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., more Midwestern states are bracing for the wrath of potential natural disasters. The National Weather Service (NOAA) announced Tuesday morning that dangerous weather conditions are expected to hit regions ranging from the Great Lakes to central Texas late Tuesday.
The NOAA reported Tuesday morning that areas in southwest Arkansas, northwest Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma and central and northeast Texas are all forecasted to experience tornadoes and damaging winds later today.
Over 52 million U.S. residents may soon be facing the wrath of more deadly tornadoes. Five Texas cities: Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano and Garland, all reported to be the most at risk of experiencing tornadic storms, the NOAA classifying the state’s current warning as “moderate.” Five other cities including: San Antonio and Austin, Texas., Chicago Ill., Indianapolis Ind., and Detroit, Mich., are currently at slight risk of experiencing the anticipated storms.
See the National Weather Service’s interactive map here.
The four-state storm warning is said to go into effect early this afternoon, lasting into late Tuesday night, the NOAA confirming all locations are expected to experience “large hail and tornadoes.” Locations with slight warnings are expected to experience strong storms today, saying the cities' current weather conditions are “setting the slate for another active day of severe thunderstorms.”
Tuesday's expected storms are one of many to occur in the Midwest region of the U.S. recently. A tornado ravaged Moore, Okla., Monday leaving 24 dead and 240 injured as of Tuesday morning, reported Reuters. The storm demolished two local schools including Plaza Towers Elementary, flattened neighborhoods and damaged the town’s local hospital.