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Tornadoes on the Plains not as bad as feared; threat remains

May. 20, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An intense storm system moved across the Southern Plains on Monday, spawning tornadoes that caused scattered damage and a deluge of rain but not the "particularly dangerous" twisters that forecasters had feared. No injuries were reported. Late Monday, the National Weather Service...

The Latest: Tornadoes give way to heavy rain in Oklahoma

May. 20, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The tornado threat is decreasing and the flash flooding threat is increasing across Oklahoma as what had been seen as a "particularly dangerous" storm system progressed through the state....

Andrea, Atlantic season's 1st named subtropical storm, forms

May. 20, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Subtropical storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, has formed hundreds of miles (kilometers) southwest of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center on Monday tweeted that Andrea had a "well-defined center" with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph (64 kph). It said in an...

Flooding possible in Kansas, Missouri after more storms

May. 20, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of possible flooding across a large swath of Kansas and parts of Missouri after another round of storms. In the Wichita area, the National Weather Service predicts strong to severe thunderstorms Monday night into Tuesday that may produce hail and wind gusts of...

Spring storm expected to dump snow in Colorado, Wyoming

May. 20, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Officials are warning drivers traveling through a broad swath of central Colorado and Wyoming to be prepared for snow and ice as a late spring storm passes through. The National Weather Service issued winter weather warnings Monday from central Wyoming south through Colorado to the New Mexico...

Severe thunderstorms spawn weak tornado in western Michigan

May. 20, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say severe thunderstorms that moved across Michigan spawned a weak tornado in western Michigan that damaged barns and knocked down trees. The National Weather Service says the tornado Sunday evening in Barry County was rated EF-0 and was on the ground for about three...

Mason City office building suffers roof damage in rainstorm

May. 20, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Heavy rain has caused a gaping hole in the roof of a Mason City building that houses a number of government offices, forcing the structure to close. Mohawk Square closed after weekend thunderstorms dumped more than an inch of rain in the area and led to corner of the downtown...

Watchdog report: North Carolina hurricane funds delayed

May. 20, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Administrative mistakes and a lack of expertise caused delays in North Carolina's spending of federal funds for Hurricane Matthew recovery, according to a report released Monday from the General Assembly's government watchdog agency. The non-partisan Program Evaluation Division also...

Late spring wintry weather brings more snow to California

May. 20, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Late spring wintry weather has brought rain, wind and snow to California, including a dusting of white on mountain peaks east of Los Angeles. The National Weather Service says there were small accumulations of snow Monday in Southern California mountains. To the north, winter-like...

Louisiana gov tours possible tornado damage in small town

May. 20, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's governor has toured a community where a possible weekend tornado damaged or destroyed at least 50 homes and businesses. The Monroe News Star reports that Gov. John Bel Edwards visited the central Louisiana community of Ville Platte hours, after a possible twister Sunday...