Texas Tornadoes, Oklahoma Flooding Last Night: Images Show Twisters in Panhandle and Floods in Tulsa, Latest Storm Warnings

A truck is seen overturned near the remains of the Donnie Braun and Sons Auto Repair on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri. A tornado tore through the area late Thursday night. A series of powerful tornadoes killed at least three people in southwestern Missouri causing extensive damage in Jefferson City, the state capital. Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images

Severe weather warnings were active throughout the night in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska from the National Weather Service (NWS), with social media users taking to Twitter to share pictures of tornados and floods.

At the time of publishing, Panhandle and Canadian in Texas had seen tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. Storm chasers shared videos and photography on Twitter showing tornadoes.

A tornado watch was issued for parts of Kansas and Nebraska by NWS until 8:00 a.m. CDT, as well as severe thunderstorm warnings for Concordia, Minneapolis and Clyde in Kansas until 3:00 a.m. CDT.

A Tornado Watch, in green, has been issued until 8AM Central time. #KSwx pic.twitter.com/3y3HFdJD3p

— KAKE Weather (@KAKEweather) May 24, 2019

The NWS in Witicha said on Twitter: "Scattered thunderstorms may impact areas along I-70 and into portions of SC KS. Severe storms are possible with ping pong ball sized hail & 70 mph winds. A tornado cannot be ruled out as a Tornado Watch is in effect. This activity could continue into the early morning hours." There have also been flooding warnings in Harper County, Oklahoma until 6:15 a.m. CDT.

On May 23, storm chasers also caught a glimpse of a "violent" tornado in Beaver County, Oklahoma.

For the latest updates and storm warnings, check Newsweek's article: Illinois, Missouri, Texas Severe Tornado, Thunderstorms, Flash Flooding Maps Update: Major Disturbances Spread Across Midwest

The latest update from NWS says that "Strong to severe storms will be possible today [May 24] from western portions of Texas to southern portions of the Upper Great Lakes region."

Hail and tornadoes remain a possibility, with several flood warnings in place. "While flow across the Plains will exhibit at least some west-of-south orientation across much of the area, little veering with height is expected, which should limit tornado potential across much of the region, with large hail and locally damaging winds the main risks," NWS reported.

"Exceptions would be near any possible remnant convective circulations, and also over the upper Midwest region (parts of the Iowa/southern Wisconsin/northern Illinois vicinity) near the weak warm front. Resulting, more favorable low-level directional shear suggests slightly greater risk for a couple of tornadoes across these areas."

These warnings come after devastation in Jefferson City and Carl Junction in Missouri on May 22 overnight, with tornadoes killing three people. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were 12 reported tornadoes in the State.

NWS said that a "violent tornado" ripped through Missouri's capital Jefferson City at around 11:45 p.m. local time on May 22, causing extensive damage to the area, with the Missouri State Department confirming the deaths of three people. It was also believed that the tornado might have trapped some people in their houses.

Overnight on Thursday, tornadoes were sighted at Follett, Texas. Storm chasers shared two videos of a dark tornado and thunderstorm taking over the horizon as they drove behind it.

Large tornado today in the Texas panhandle. #txwx #tornado https://t.co/oy85yTF1xG

— Brandon Ivey (@BrandonIveyWX) May 24, 2019

Team Member Jordan Carruthers capturing this tornado tonight near Follett, Texas (Vid 2)@WeatherBug#TXwx pic.twitter.com/gssb7XpGuS

— Live Storm Chasers (@Livestormchaser) May 24, 2019

At 8:03 while heading back we stopped and saw this. It was rapidly rotating and condensed 7/8 of the way to the ground. Definitely a funnel. With it condensed so low my guess is it had a ground circulation. We where 5 miles north of Pampa at the time looking north. #txwx pic.twitter.com/ZB5HVKofB2

— Willard Sharp - Storm Chaser & Photographer (@madridiowawx) May 24, 2019

First time shooting lightning in 50-60 MPH winds. Turned out well. Not long after this the Panhandle, TX ASOS site a mile of so away recorded a wind gust of 74 MPH. Needless to say the lightning photo shoot was over. #txwx pic.twitter.com/VFabdMWll0

— Willard Sharp - Storm Chaser & Photographer (@madridiowawx) May 24, 2019

Our distant and murky view of the tornado near Canadian, TX today. 7:04PM. Then had another multi-vortex maybe-nado later on the trailing cell in that line at 8:38PM. Need to animate that series & also see if anyone caught it on the ground. #txwx pic.twitter.com/JmVcvCjbJC

— Jeremy Perez (@jperez1690) May 24, 2019

Monster tornado in the TX Panhandle on Thursday evening. This was 7:16 pm NW of Canadian. Thankfully it mostly missed this home and never hit a town. Hopefully there were no injuries or homes hit. #txwx #okwx #koco5 pic.twitter.com/QZOHP7yPti

— Michael Armstrong (@KOCOMichael) May 24, 2019

Here are today's tornadoes from the Texas Panhandle, both of which were north of Canadian TX in Perryton.

Heading for some shut-eye in Amarillo and targeting the area south of Lubbock Friday.#stormchase #txwx #tornado #weather pic.twitter.com/Sps1DtJMzz

— Tom Stef (@vaughanweather) May 24, 2019

Lightning illuminated a wedge tornado in the distance southwest of Laverne, OK. #okwx #tornado #wedge pic.twitter.com/2V3Y1lh9eE

— Nick Nolte (@NickNolteWx) May 24, 2019

Here's a few pictures from our chase today in the Texas Panhandle. A couple times the storms tried to produce tornadoes while we were in position but didn't. That's just how it goes sometimes! Enjoyed the sights. #txwx pic.twitter.com/zaLtx5GEWm

— Washington Weather Chasers (@WaWxChasers) May 24, 2019

Flood waters claimed a house along the Cimarron River in Twin Lakes, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, with more homes feared to be in danger as flood waters surge.

#BREAKING Cimarron River just washed away this home. The sound is unbelievable @OKCFOX pic.twitter.com/4d8gSnDBuz

— Caroline Vandergriff (@c_vandergriff) May 22, 2019

Arkansas River in Tulsa is at a flood level. Flood sirens all day. pic.twitter.com/4CE0lTRmYK

— Michael Baker (@nevrnotchanging) May 24, 2019

Gallery: Aftermath of tornadic storms and flooding in Tulsa area from this week https://t.co/V0T0IxL538 #okwx pic.twitter.com/PEuZdg1GUa

— tulsaworld (@tulsaworld) May 24, 2019

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