Storms Expected to Pop Up in Ozarks Early This Morning

Published 04/10 2013 01:20AM

Updated 04/10 2013 11:50AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A strong storm system is expected to move into the Ozarks early this morning (Wednesday.)

The first round will likely move into the western Ozarks counties and slowly work east into the area. All modes of severe weather are possible as the broken line heads east.

Storms will likely weaken as they push east of U.S. 65 around 3-4 a.m., with a lull in the severe weather from before sunrise through much of Wednesday morning. There could still be a few pop-up storms, but not severe.

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The second round will likely develop around noon Wednesday. It will initiate along a slow-moving cold front with storms intensifying east of U.S. 65 and slowly edging east through the eastern Ozarks Wednesday afternoon.

The severe weather threat will likely end by late afternoon Wednesday. Heavy rainfall may also occur in the wake of this line of strong to severe storms with 1-3" possible east of U.S. 65 Wednesday.

Much colder weather will move in by Wednesday night with light freezes possible Friday and Saturday mornings.

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