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Severe Weather Possible Today

Severe weather is a possibility in the Ozarks this week. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more...

Showers and thunderstorms are possible this morning, but the National Weather Service says they’re not expecting any severe weather—yet. That’s expected later this afternoon and evening. Kelsey Angle is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Springfield...

"The greatest risk for severe weather will occur late this afternoon, and especially to the west of the Highway 71 corridor extending essentially from Nevada down towards Joplin, so far west Missouri into southeast Kansas. Then, as we head thru the late evening and overnight hours that risk for severe weather will shift east thru the Ozarks."

According to the National Weather Service, supercell thunderstorms are expected to develop along an eastward advancing dry line in Kansas and near a northward moving warm front in the Plains...

"With that, the potential of large hail up to the size of baseballsbut predominantly golf balls are expected. In addition, we do expect tornadoes to develop with the potential of strong and long trackedtornadoes as well as localized flooding and damaging winds near 70 miles per hour. As we head throughout this evening, a line of thunderstorms will eventually form and that line will progress eastward thru the Missouri Ozarks, and as that line approaches the Springfield area predominantly we're expecting the severe weather risk to include damaging winds and some hail with a tornado threat diminishing as we head throughout the late evening and overnight hours."

Angle says it’s going to be an active weather week. He says we could see some thunderstorms tomorrow morning, but the rest of the day should be dry. But strong to severe storms are possible tomorrow night into Wednesday morning.More storms are possible Wednesday night into Thursday and on Friday. Angle says with the rainfall this week will come the potential for flooding and flash flooding.