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Next Few Hours
First Alert Forecast
(As of 8:30 PM) A Tornado Watch is in effect for the southern half of the state through 3 AM.
There is a slight to enhanced risk for strong to severe thunderstorms in central and southern Missouri after 5pm this evening. All modes of severe weather are possible. Main threats will be strong to damaging winds and large hail, in the addition to 1" to 2" of rainfall which may lead to flash flooding due to already saturated grounds from recent rains. While remaining a low threat in central Missouri, higher probabilities for tornadoes exist as far north as the Lake of the Ozarks and will be closely monitored. Most storms will weaken after 11pm and continue to produce heavy rain and frequent lightning before dissipating early Thursday morning. Flood-prone areas may have high waters by Thursday morning and afternoon.
Thunderstorms will begin to dissipate by Thursday morning with another chance for storms to develop by the afternoon. A few storms east of Hwy 63 could be strong. High temps are expected to reach the middle 60s.
This slow moving storm system will begin to exit the Midwest by Friday with clearing skies and sunshine returning by the upcoming weekend. Temps will hold in the 50s Friday before rising back into the 60s Saturday and Sunday.
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