The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Severe storms continue pounding central US

Start your day with the latest weather news. A seemingly relentless stretch of severe weather will continue Thursday for central areas of the U.S., but flooding is also becoming a problem in some parts of the country.

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Giant hail, strong winds reported from Texas to Nebraska on Wednesday

Another round of severe thunderstorms struck the central and southern Plains on Wednesday. Grapefruit-sized hail (4.5 inches in diameter) was reported in portions of western Kansas, while softball-sized hail (4 inches) was reported in parts of the Texas Panhandle. The storms also packed wind gusts as high as 83 mph near Plainville, Kansas. Additionally, more than a dozen brief tornadoes were reported, but there have been no reports of any significant damage across the region.

Severe storms remain problematic in central US

It’s been more than a week since there has been no severe weather reported across the U.S. That trend looks to continue Thursday, with the bulk of the central U.S. facing another day of dangerous storms. The worst of them will likely be concentrated in western North Texas, including the Fort Worth area, but areas from Wisconsin and Michigan to Louisiana and Mississippi could see storms that produce tornadoes, damaging wind gusts and large hail.

The severe weather outlook for Thursday.
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Heavy rain will likely worsen flooding in Texas

People in parts of East Texas have already been told to evacuate as rivers leave their banks. With more heavy rain falling over the same area, flooding will likely increase. Flood Watches cover much of Central and East Texas, from Waco to Houston. Parts of Louisiana are also included. Remember, it is never safe to drive through floodwater.

Flood Watches that are in effect.
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