Over 30 tornadoes touched down and slammed the central US, and more extreme weather is on the way

Eugene R Thieszen/ShutterstockThe severe weather will continue into next week.

Large swaths of the US, from Texas to South Dakota, are getting hammered by powerful storms, damaging hail, and tornadoes.

More than 30 tornadoes touched down Friday night in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas, causing downed powerlines and loss of power, according to Accuweather. In Iowa, wind gusts of 86 mph were recorded and golf ball-sized hail fell in Illinois and Indiana. No injuries have been reported.

Social media posts showed scenes of storm damage and tornadoes toppling tractor-trailers.

The extreme weather is expected to continue through the weekend and into early next week.

The Great Plains, the Mississippi Valley, and the Ohio Valley can expect “severe thunderstorms and some flash flooding” this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday will see the worst weather, with destructive winds, hail, flooding, and tornadoes expected in an area stretching from western and central Texas through Oklahoma and into southern Kansas.

Accuweather meteorologists said large hailstones could cause substantial property damage and injury to livestock.

“It looks like there is no end in sight to this very active pattern of severe weather into the end of May,” AccuWeather Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said.

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