Severe Weather Pounds The South And Midwest

DENTON, TEXAS ( — Severe weather pushed through the South and Midwest Thursday night producing tornados and heavy rain fall, leaving thousands of people without power on Friday as storms push eastward throughout the day.

Storm spotters and radar indicated that a total of 11 tornados were spawned in this outbreak, five in Texas, four in Missouri, and two in Illinois, the weather underground said.

The threat for damaging winds remains through the evening and residents in the warned area should be on alert for severe weather, the Storm Prediction Center said.