Texas, Oklahoma Brace for Round Two of Hail; Tornadoes Possible

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Texas and Oklahoma were bracing Monday for a second round of severe storms and hail the size of tennis balls — and there was also a chance of tornadoes.

Meanwhile, some 14 million Americans were in the path of severe thunderstorms shifting eastward into Louisiana, Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi, NBC meteorologist Bill Karins reported.

“An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out with the stronger storms,” according to The Weather Channel.

Keli Pirtle of the National Weather Service said “this is very typical.”

“April, May, June are the busiest time of the year for severe weather in this part of the country,” said Pirtle.

The northern stretches of the Lone Star State and central and southeastern Oklahoma were bombarded on Sunday, with smaller hail reported in Kansas and Missouri.

Powerful winds were also recorded across the region. Storm-chasers recorded one gust of 90 mph on I-44 near Geronimo, Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm was expected to be “less robust” on Wednesday as it moves eastward into Georgia, northern Florida and the Carolinas, The Weather Channel added.

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