Forecasters: Dangerous storms moving into Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Baseball-sized hail is breaking windows and tearing the siding off homes in northeast Nebraska, and forecasters are warning residents across the nation's midsection to brace for \life threatening\ storms.The National Weather Service says at least three possible tornadoes were reported early Saturday in central Oklahoma, while hail and rain were pelting Nebraska by early afternoon.No injuries were immediately reported. But forecasters are expecting the most dangerous weather later in the day and are warning residents across the region of possible fast-moving overnight tornadoes.Officials say a large area spanning from Minnesota to Texas could be at risk.In Nebraska, Boone County Sheriff David Spiegel says large hail has damaged vehicles, shattered windows and ripped the siding off of houses in and around Petersburg, a town about 140 miles northwest of Omaha.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.Tornado sirens sounded across Oklahoma City early Saturday as the nation's midsection braced for what forecasters cautioned could be a day of \life-threatening\ storms, with the most dangerous weather expected to develop in the afternoon.At least three possible tornadoes were reported west and north of the city, though no injuries were immediately reported, said Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management official Michelann Ooten. The National Weather Service, which is working to confirm the tornadoes, said the storms damaged some homes.The most dangerous weather, however, is expected to develop later in the day. Officials are warning that a large area spanning from Minnesota to Texas could be at risk.\This could go into certainly to overnight situations

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