05/09/2013 11:21 am ET

Hays, Kansas Tornado: Residents Capture Twister In Ellis County (VIDEO)

Extreme weather hit central Kansas Wednesday evening, with tornadoes spotted near Hays and Russell. Touchdowns were reported near the town of Catharine in Ellis County, according to NBC affiliate KSN.

The "rope" tornadoes did not cause any damage, according to The Hays Daily News. The storm did bring pingpong ball-sized hail, as seen in viewer photos posted by CBS affiliate KWCH. Conditions improved on Thursday, with cooler and drier weather across most of the state.

Severe weather continued further east on Thursday, with thunderstorms expected between Dallas and St. Louis, reports Accuweather.

The central U.S. has seen fewer tornadoes in 2013, thanks to unusually low temperatures. According to AccuWeather, more storms are expected as temperatures rise in coming months, but "2013 is likely to remain well behind the curve for violent thunderstorms and tornadoes."

Find pictures of the Kansas storm below:



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