Elevated Lightning Risk Sunday, Hazardous Weather Outlook

By National Weather Service

Published 08/10 2014 01:13PM

Updated 08/10 2014 01:24PM

Photo Credit: Jim Pennucci
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--The National Weather Service of Springfield has issued an elevated lightning risk for portions of Southwest Missouri along with a Hazardous Weather Outlook going into tonight.

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of the Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas in the following counties:

Bourbon, Crawford, Cherokee, Benton, Morgan, Miller, Maries, Vernon, St. Clair, Hickory, Camden, Pulaski, Phelps, Barton, Cedar, Polk, Dallas, Laclede, Texas, Dent, Jasper, Dade, Greene, Webster, Wright, Newton, Lawrence, Christian, Douglas, Howell, Shannon, McDonald, Barry, Stone, Taney, Ozark, and Oregon.

This afternoon and tonight weather hazards expected: A limited hail risk, limited thunderstorm wind damage risk, elevated lightning risk, and limited excessive heat risk.

KOLOR10's Interactive Weather Radar

Thunderstorm development is expected this afternoon across the region. Some of these storms may produce wind gusts over 50 mph and hail up to the size of pennies. Frequent lightning and locally heavy rainfall can be expected.

Heat index values in the middle 90s are expected this afternoon across primarily southern Missouri and extreme southeastern Kansas.

Additional thunderstorms will be possible Monday. No severe weather is expected with storms that develop on Monday.

(National Weather Service, Updated 12:51 pm, Sunday Aug. 10)

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