Damage reported from tornadoes around Tulsa

Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are all possible

TULSA, Okla. – Severe thunderstorms moved the through the Southern Plains on Wednesday triggering several warnings and leaving behind damage, especially in the area around Tulsa, Oklahoma.

National Weather Service meteorologists say at least three EF-0 tornadoes touched in northeast Oklahoma during the event.

A Tornado Warning was event issued Wednesday for the Tulsa metro area after radar detected rotation in a thunderstorm. Authorities activated tornado sirens, which were heard throughout the city.

Storm spotters did report trees and signs down on the east side of Tulsa, as the tornado warned storm moved through the area.

Meteorologists at Tulsa's FOX23 also reported seeing power flashes from their tower camera as the rotation moved through East Tulsa.

A cold front sweeping through the nation's heartland helped produce the severe thunderstorms. Large hail and damaging winds were also reported from northern Texas into Kansas.

Several storms in Texas produced hail estimated to be the size of half-dollars and golf balls. 

As of Wednesday evening, no injures were reported with the severe storms.

The threat for storms will push eastward on Thursday, but meteorologists say the atmosphere will be more stable, which should limit any intensification. 

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