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Springfield Faces Severe Weather Early Tomorrow Morning

Severe thunderstorms and a hail risk are possible

While many people in the Branson, Cassville, Buffalo and Kimberling City areas  are still combing through debris left by tornados from Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, forecasters say more bad weather might be headed out way tonight. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan reports.           

Jon Kurtz is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.  He says severe thunderstorms are likely to occur late tonight between two and three a.m.

“A warm front is going to surge from the south and pull up across our area.  And when it does it is going to drag some pretty decent moisture into our area. Along that front we could see thunderstorms start to develop.”

Kurtz warns that there is also a risk of golf-ball-sized hail during tonight’s storms. He says that there is a low risk for tornados, but that they are possible along the Missouri-Arkansas border.

Kurtz reminds families to have their radios tuned to local media outlets and to stay prepared.  He says that late night and early morning storms can be the most dangerous because people are asleep and don’t hear the severe weather alerts.

For KSMU News, I’m Brittany Donnellan.