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Midwest residents warned of more storms after tornadoes in Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa

More dangerous weather is forecast Monday for the Midwest, after two people died in a tornado near Shawnee, Okla., on Sunday. There were more tornadoes in Iowa and Kansas, and the storms extended from Texas all the way to Minnesota over the weekend, the Associated Press reports:

The National Weather Service was forecasting more of the same for the region — including Oklahoma City and Tulsa — Monday afternoon and evening, warning of the possibility of tornadoes and baseball-sized hail. Residents of Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri were also warned to watch for bad weather Monday. . .

Heavy rains and straight-line winds hit much of western Oklahoma on Saturday. Tornadoes were also reported Sunday at Edmond, Arcadia and near Wellston to the north and northeast of Oklahoma City. The supercell that generated the twisters weakened as it approached Tulsa, 90 miles to the northeast.

In Wichita, Kan., a tornado touched down near Mid-Continent Airport on the city’s southwest side shortly before 4 p.m., knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses but bypassing the most populated areas of Kansas’ biggest city. (Read more about Sunday’s storms here.)

The two people who died were Glen Irish, 79, and Billy Hutchinson, 76, according to the AP. Their bodies were found at a mobile home park near Shawnee. Just last week, six others were confirmed dead in tornadoes in north Texas.

Capital Weather Gang traveled to Kansas and Oklahoma over the weekend and took these photos of tornadoes and storm clouds from the road.

Max Ehrenfreund writes for Wonkblog and compiles Wonkbook, a daily policy newsletter. You can subscribe here. Before joining The Washington Post, Ehrenfreund wrote for the Washington Monthly and The Sacramento Bee.


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