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Severe Weather Possible Late Today in the Ozarks

The Ozarks could be affected by severe weather late this afternoon and into the evening hours. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more...

Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible over much of Missouri this afternoon. But Brian Barjenbruch, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Springfield, says that won't be the main show...

"A surface low-pressure center will be off over North Central Oklahoma. We do expect strong to severe thunderstorm development over Eastern Oklahoma and Southeast Kansas this afternoon, and these thunderstorms will move into Southwest Missouri as the afternoon progresses into the early evening hours."

Barjenbruch says it's a fairly strong storm system, so you'll want to keep up on what's happening with the weather...

"We can really expect pretty much any kind of severe weather. Tornadoes will be possible, especially with the stronger and more long-lived storms. Also, we could see some hail, and some of it could get quite large, once again especially with the strongest and most isolated activity. In addition to that, we'll also have damaging thunderstorm winds of up to 70 miles per hour possible."

The storms are expected to move out overnight. the next chance for rain will be Saturday night through Sunday night. There's a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms on Easter Sunday.