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Live: Tornado Threat Shifts to Northern Texas, Arkansas

Dallas, Shreveport, Little Rock and Memphis lie within the area of greatest risk
Nearly the same setup for tornadoes that focused on Oklahoma Monday is targeting north-central Texas Tuesday afternoon.

According to AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark, "There is the potential for large and damaging tornadoes from parts of northern and central Texas Tuesday afternoon, spreading northeastward to Arkansas into Tuesday night."

Dallas, Shreveport, Little Rock and Memphis are among the cities that lie within the area of greatest severe storm and tornado risk.

People should stay alert for rapidly changing weather conditions and have a plan of action in place in case a violent storm affects their local area.

Tornadoes, Texas, Arkansas

Dallas to Memphis at Greatest Risk for Tornadoes Tuesday
AccuWeather Severe Weather Center
Death Toll Climbs After Moore, Okla., Tornado

UPDATES (All Reports listed in Central Time):

8:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Thunderstorm winds brought down trees in Athens, La.

7:55 p.m. CDT Tuesday: In El Dorado, Ariz., a large tree fell on a house and caused structural damage. No injuries were reported.

7:25 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Trees are down along Highway 71 south, 7 miles southeast of Bossier City, La.

6:45 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Power lines are down in Jacksonville, Texas along Highway 79.

5:45 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Multiple trees are down in Nesbitt, Texas near Highway 154.

5:42 p.m. CDT Tuesday: One inch hail was reported 3 miles north of Collierville, Tenn.

5:07 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Numerous trees are down in De Kalb, Texas.

4:45 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A tree is down on a home 5 miles west of Pittsburgh, Texas.

4:24 p.m. CDT Tuesday: One inch hail was reported in Harker Heights, Texas.

3:32 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Thunderstorm winds brought down trees 6 miles southwest of Huntsville, Tenn.

3:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Trees and power lines are down at the Reno City Hall in Reno, Texas.

2:59 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A large tree, brought down by thunderstorm winds, is blocking the road and caused a traffic accident in Allardt, Tenn.

2:49 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A wind gust of 65 mph was reported in Princeton, Texas.

2:43 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Winds are gusting to 69 mph in Garland, Texas, just northeast of Dallas. Further to the north, a wind gust of 68 mph was reported in McKinney, Texas. NWS reported trees down and some power outages.

2:40 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Five miles northeast of Gainesboro, Tenn., a roof was blown off of a house on Sugar Creek Road.

2:37 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Thunderstorm winds brought down trees at the intersection of Valley Creek and Fairway Vista in McKinney, Texas.

2:24 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Thunderstorm winds downed trees 1 mile east of Cookeville, Tenn., near Dry Valley and Buck Mountain Roads.

2:18 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Storms capable of producing tornadoes fired up north of New Boston, Texas and are moving northeast.

2:15 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A 60-mph wind gust was reported in Grapevine, Texas, just northwest of Dallas. Severe weather will impact Dallas in the next 20 minutes.

1:50 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A thunderstorm produced a 73-mph wind gust 3 miles west of Denton, Texas, at 1:38 p.m. CDT.

1:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday: "The greatest chance of tornadoes lies south and east of Dallas the next few hours," AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said. "Showers and thunderstorms approaching Dallas over the next few hours with strong, gusty winds and hail being the main threats."

Tyler and Longview, Texas, and Texarkana, Ark., are among the cities and towns at risk.

12:45 p.m. CDT Tuesday: AccuWeather.com meteorologists are watching an area from Ardmore, Okla., to west of Dallas, Texas, for violent storms to erupt. Please pay close attention to watches and warnings in this corridor.

11:50 a.m. CDT Tuesday: While the main threat of tornadoes shifts south today, severe thunderstorms are still impacting Oklahoma. A storm with a long history of producing golf ball-sized hail is moving toward Oklahoma City. See radar image below:

Tornado RADAR

More storms are in store for recovery efforts in Moore, Okla. Details

PHOTOS ON SKYE: Devastating Tornado Strikes Moore, Okla.
Moore, Oklahoma, Tornado


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Spoken like a true Texan. A very intelligent perspective on natural disasters. Are you related to the governor? You both have unique and valuable insight that we all can learn from. Thank you for sharing as you make us all so much wiser. You should also consider political office. It is so obvious that you are a natural leader. Compassion and empathy do little to forward society.

May 21 2013 at 7:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A natural disaster is just that a disaster. If it occurs in Texas, California, Bangaladesh, it's a disaster and folks die. Your flipancy is deplorable. I don't put much value on life when they indescriminately shoot people in the steeet who get in the way of gangster/drug dealers, a natural disaster ruins lives...I've survived two (2) fires and the emotional stress can be crippling. So If and Whren you're a victim of Natural Disaster PLEASe don't go running to the Red Cross or Rescue Personnel wanting them to save you, your family, uyour things.

May 21 2013 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Obviously you are not from Texas, or don't care about what happens to other people as long as it doesn't affect you. Have a little compassion.

May 21 2013 at 6:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gregory Urbach

Texas is a big state. A natural disaster here or there won't make much difference.

May 21 2013 at 5:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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