You will want to remain weather-aware for this afternoon. Round 1 is wrapping up this midday and we are tracking an intense round 2 this afternoon/evening. For continued updates throughout the day, check out this weather blog.

Round 1: Round 1 has left behind a widespread 1″ of rainfall with some pockets seeing 2-4″ of rainfall this morning. This wave is ending and we will see a couple hours of no rain through the early afternoon.

Round 2: Round 2 will likely begin after 4PM, likely later, mostly along and south of Highway 60. Round 2 will consist of a higher severe weather threat, including the risk of one or two tornadoes, especially in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Hail larger than golf balls and winds exceeding 70 mph are possible. Round 2 is focused in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.

Round 2 should end before midnight tonight as storms will push southeast into Tennessee/northern Mississippi.

Long Term: Thursday will be a fairly nice day in the Ozarks with afternoon temperatures in the mid-80s under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be light and out of the northwest. Thursday night is looking mild in the upper 60s.

Friday will be warmer in the low 90s with skies remaining mostly sunny. Rain chances return overnight Friday into Saturday morning along a cold front associated with a storm system that will go to our north. Rain should clear Saturday morning and the afternoon should be mild around 90 degrees with a few clouds.

There is another chance for scattered rain and storms Saturday night into Sunday and a more likely chance Sunday night into Monday along another cold front. Temperatures going into next week are setting up to be mild in the mid to upper 80s.

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