Friday, May 17 Overnight Forecast

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Storm chances Saturday into early next week —

After a sunny, windy and sticky day to the end week, temperatures tonight will only drop into the middle and upper 60’s with increasing clouds ahead of our next strong storm system. Winds will continue to gust out of the south bringing in more fuel and food for storms on Saturday.

Saturday, we will have rounds of showers and storms with the potential for strong to severe storms with each round. All of the Ozarks are under at least a slight risk for severe weather with counties closer to the state line in an enhanced risk for severe weather. In the enhanced risk, severe storms could be more numerous and stronger. Each round will vary and be impacted on the previous round, meaning, if one round comes in and eats all the food in the atmosphere and it cannot recover then the next round won’t have food to feed off of for strong to severe storms. With that being said, it does not mean that if one line moves through that the next round will not become strong to severe. It is so important to stay weather aware through the entire as all modes of severe weather are possible all day long: large hail up to the size of golf balls, damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, localized flash flooding as these storms have the potential to drop several inches of rain very quickly and an isolated tornado are all possible. Temperatures will top off in the middle to upper 70’s and overnight lows will drop into the lower and middle 60’s.

Sunday, a lingering shower or two cannot be ruled out especially early in the day. Temperatures will top off in the middle and upper 70’s again under a mix of sun and clouds. Overnight lows will drop into the lower and middle 50’s.

Monday we will start off quiet and temperatures will top off in the 70’s again. Another strong storm system and the associated front will roll through Monday night into Tuesday. Severe weather is possible with this round of storms. Severe weather looks likely again Tuesday so stay weather aware both days.

Wednesday and Thursday look quiet and warm with temperatures in the lower 80’s.

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