After at least 19 tornadoes, five states bracing for more angry weather Tuesday


A tornado watch was in effect Tuesday for five states, and the National Weather Service warned high winds and hail up to two inches in diameter could pummel the region blasted by at least 19 tornadoes a day earlier.

“Thunderstorms capable of damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes are possible from the middle Mississippi Valley south into the Arklatex today,” the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center warned. “Additional daytime storms, capable of producing hail, gusty winds and a couple of tornadoes, will also be possible.”

At least some tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are possible Tuesday in parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois, said Jared Guyer, lead forecaster at the Storm Prediction Center.