A tornado touched down in San Antonio, striking from the leading edge of a severe weather system expected to move through about half a dozen states today. Flooding and more twisters were possible, officials said.
Flood warnings were posted from eastern Texas through the lower Mississippi Valley, according to the National Weather Service.
"Severe thunderstorms" were possible "for today into tonight from portions of Arkansas into eastern Texas, Louisiana and extreme southwestern Mississippi,” the weather service said. "Locally-damaging wind gusts will be the main hazard, though brief tornadoes will remain possible," it said.
Severe storms were also possible in Kansas and Missouri, forecasters warned.
Officials said they believe that a tornado touched down about 25 miles southwest of San Antonio on Monday evening. The extent of the damage was being examined today, a spokeswoman for the Medina County Sheriff’s Office said by telephone. No fatalities have been reported in connection with the storm, she said.
Power outages were reported in San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth areas. Outages were also reported in Oklahoma City and Tulsa County.