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Additional Heavy Rains for Texas expanding into the Gulf Coast

Tropical Moisture streaming ahead of major hurricane Willa off the western Mexico coastline is interacting with a frontal boundary in the Gulf Coast. Locally heavy rain is possible in Texas, which could exacerbate ongoing flooding. Rain will shift farther east into the western and central Gulf Coast. Read More >


Scattered thunderstorms developed in the late afternoon and evening across southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. One area of storms extend from near Huron to Tyndall in South Dakota. These storms produced up to quarter size hail as well as a tornado near Vilas, South Dakota. The second area of storms was located Jackson, Minnesota to Storm Lake, Iowa. Several reports of dime to golf ball size hail were reported.

Image of funnel cloud near Vilas, SD around 8:20 pm CDT May 8 Tornado northwest of Vilas, South Dakota around 8:20 pm CDT. Hail covering the ground 4 miles south of Carthage, South Dakota.
Picture of the funnel cloud northwest of Vilas, South Dakota.
  Photo by Brittany Lunstra.
Photo of the tornado northwest of Vilas, SD taken around 8:20 pm CDT. 
Photo by Jeffrey Hayden of Rogue Storm Chasers.
Hail covers the ground 4 miles south of Carthage, South Dakota.   
Photo by Mary Henkel
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