Tornado Watch in effect through 1am, but the threat of severe weather may linger well past 1am. Another round of severe weather is expected by Tuesday afternoon.
Late this evening into early morning hours Tuesday, a line of severe storms will continue to sweep east across Southern Missouri. Damaging winds will be more likely with this wave along with the threat for a few isolated, brief tornadoes and some hail. The severe threat will be greatest along and west of Hwy. 65 across the southwest corner of Missouri and the northwest corner of Arkansas with the line of storms expected to gradually weaken as they push further east.
A lull in the stormy weather will follow through late morning Tuesday. The next wave of severe weather will organize along the front as a squall line. This line of storms should move into the area around noon exiting the Eastern Ozarks by early evening. Damaging winds will be the main severe weather threat, but some hail and a few isolated, brief tornadoes are possible too.
Quieter weather returns Tuesday night into Wednesday. Temperatures will turn cool Tuesday night with lows in the 50s. Warm and humid weather will surge back to the north by Wednesday afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. There is a chance for a bit of severe weather closer to Central and Northern Missouri Wednesday night as the front lifts north.
Warm and quiet weather is expected Thursday and Friday as a ridge in the Southeast takes control of our weather. Temperatures and humidity levels will run high with lows in the 60s and highs in the mid 80s.
The storm track may dip a bit further southeast by the holiday weekend. This will bring a chance for storms back to parts of the Ozarks, mainly closer to Central Missouri, but the storm threat could dip down toward the state line at times too. It will remain warm and humid with lows in the 60s and highs in the mid 80s.