The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Weekend tornado outbreak kills 5 as more severe weather looms – Fox Weather

FOX Weather has you covered with the breaking forecasts and weather news headlines for your Weather in America on Monday, April 29, 2024. Get the latest from FOX Weather Meteorologist Britta Merwin.
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Five people are dead after a dayslong tornado outbreak ravaged the Plains and Midwest over the weekend. Since Friday, nearly 130 reports of tornadoes have been tallied by the National Weather Service from Texas to Iowa.
Some of the worst damage occurred in towns such as Minden in Iowa, Elkhorn in Nebraska and Sulphur and Holdenville in Oklahoma. According to officials, one person died in Minden from injuries sustained during Friday's twister, and four others were killed in Oklahoma during the tornadoes on Saturday night.
Images from Christy Morris, owner of The Mix Mercantile, show the destruction after the Sulphur, Oklahoma, tornado on April 28, 2024.
(Christy Morris)
The risk of severe weather is lower on Monday, with only a few severe storms possible from parts of South Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley. However, the risk increases again Tuesday and Wednesday as severe thunderstorms threaten some of the same areas that were just ravaged by deadly tornadoes over the weekend.
Drone video shows Sulphur, Oklahoma, nearly unrecognizable after it took a direct hit from a tornado Saturday night. Survey teams with the NWS in Norman, Oklahoma, have found at least EF-3 damage in the city. Further investigation is needed to determine if the twister's preliminary rating will go higher or not.
Drone video shows the catastrophic damage left behind in Sulphur, Oklahoma, by a tornado.
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