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Tennis ball-sized hail, tornado highlight week full of severe weather

Chances for tornadoes to increase in coming weeks
Posted at 2:32 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 14:33:28-04

May and June are prime time for tornadoes and severe weather across the United States, and this past week was a prime example.

The week began with tennis ball-sized hail across Colorado, causing widespread damages to windshields parked anywhere near the storm.

The severe thunderstorms continued to trek eastward throughout the week, leaving wind, hail and in a few instances, tornado damages in their wake.

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Thursday's storms were mostly centered in Oklahoma and eastern Texas. The video at the top of this story shows some of the damages an EF-1 tornado left behind in Owasso, Oklahoma.

In the coming weeks, chances for tornadoes will only increase, peaking in the first week of June.

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