TODAY   |  May 28, 2013

Tornadoes, hail, more could hit Midwest

Kansas was hit by heavy winds and at least one tornado Monday night as a severe storm system continues to travel across the Midwest with the possibility of more tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds. TODAY’s Al Roker reports.

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>> though, on that severe weather . al roker is tracking and has been for the last couple hours. good morning to you.

>> thanks so much, guys. these guys from moore, oklahoma survived an ef-5, and there could be more bad weather like that. take a look at this. kansas , this is kansas -- smith center , kansas . let's go to the video of this storm. and you can see, this ef-3 tornado. it was captured by two guys, sean casey and brandon ivy. they have a special vehicle that actually went over and actually hunkers down. it weighs 16,000 tons. they were able to survive this. don't try this at home, by any stretch. but here's the latest on this storm. there's going to be another outbreak today. as you can see, heavy thunderstorms now racing across the midwest. there is a wide area for severe weather today. look at this. from texas all the way to kansas city , chicago, as far east as pittsburgh. possibility of tornadoes, hail, damaging winds, and tomorrow we've got another strong risk. in fact, probably stronger tomorrow than today from del rio , texas all the way up to minneapolis. unfortunately, oklahoma city in the midst of that. you can see heavy rain is going to be developing along this system from the west all the way into western pennsylvania , central new york on into the east coast . and then as we move to the west, wildfires in santa barbara , california. check this out. we have wildfires over a thousand acres. 4,000 people have been evacuated in the mountains over santa barbara county , about 1,000 campers, 3,000 residents. and the bad news is, the weather is not going to cooperate. over the next 24 hours , high wind warnings, northwest winds in the mountains. 15 to 30-mile-an-hour gusts up to 60 miles per hour. and that's going to fan those winds, making it difficult to contain those wildfires. matt?