A leftover frontal boundary draped from northwest to southeast across Southwest Missouri and Northern Arkansas has served as a focus for more stormy weather Tuesday. Widely scattered storms that developed near the front during the afternoon produced large hail in some cases. One storm moving north through Greene County into Polk County was a prolific hail producer. Bolivar experienced hail up to golf ball size.

Phase two of severe weather was a line of severe storms that swept in out of Kansas. Damaging winds and pockets of hail came with these storms. The Springfield Airport reported a gust to 78 mph! The severe weather threat will subside before midnight as it moves across the Eastern Ozarks.

Wednesday will offer up another steamy day with highs back in the low to mid-80s. Another batch of spotty afternoon storms is expected, but the severe risk looks lower than in the past couple of days. Any stronger storms will still be capable of gusty winds and marginally severe hail.

A more widespread round of rain and thunderstorms is anticipated Wednesday night into Thursday morning as a storm sweeps in from the south. The early start time on the rain and lingering cloud cover will likely make for a milder day Thursday with highs in the 70s.

We’ll be back to the same old pattern Friday and Saturday with mainly spotty afternoon showers and thunderstorms. A limited threat of severe weather is possible on both days with more hail and gusty winds on the menu.

A cold front is expected to sweep in from the north Sunday bringing scattered storms to the area and a pattern shift for early next week. Milder and quieter weather will finally return to the area with highs falling back into the 70s and lows falling back into the 50s.