This hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service is for portions of Missouri and Southeast Kansas and affects 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.
These weather hazards are expected:
Limited tornado risk.
Significant hail risk.
Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk.
Significant lightning risk.
Limited non thunderstorm wind risk.
Strong to severe storms are expected this afternoon through the late evening hours as a storm system approaches from the west. Large hail up to the size of golf balls and damaging wind gusts will be the primary risks.
There will be a low potential for an isolated tornado or two over portions of southeast Kansas and southwestern Missouri this afternoon into early this evening with discrete cells.
A squall line of storms will then be the primary storm mode this evening moving across the entire area as a cold front moves through the region. A brief period heavy rain could lead to localized flooding in some areas.
Gusty southerly winds of 30 to 35 mph are expected today with the strongest winds over Southeast Kansas and West, Central, and far
Gusty northwest winds of 30 to 35 mph will be possible Monday.
Some wet snow may also occur at times Monday but no accumulation is expected.
Frost and freeze conditions are increasing likely Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Temperatures will fall into the middle 20s to upper 20s. Additional chances for frost and a light freeze will occur Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
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