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Severe Weather Rains Down on Missouri

More bad weather is in the forecast for Missouri, but this time at least it’s not ice and snow.

Jason Chaumann is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Springfield.

He says Monday night and Tuesday will be dry with warmer temperatures, but Tuesday night will bring severe weather.

“We’ve got a strong storm system that’s going to be pulling out of the desert southwest as we get into late tomorrow, tomorrow night. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms to rapidly develop as that storm system approaches. Unfortunately, we think some of these storms may be severe. All facets of severe weather will be possible with this storm system including strong straight line winds, tornadoes and even maybe a little bit of hail,” Chaumann said.

He says this storm may produce heavy rainfall that could cause flash flooding in some areas.“The thing I want to emphasize the most with this storm system coming in is these storms are going to occur during the overnight hours after dark. A lot of them will occur when most people are normally sleeping, so the situational awareness needs to be up. This is basically a spring type storm, so people should have a plan in place in case they need to take shelter tomorrow night if severe weather approaches,” Chaumann said.

Chaumann says February is normally not known for severe weather, so he says people should be aware of the upcoming storm in case they need to make preparations.

For KSMU News, I'm Kristian Kriner.