**UPDATE 1:35 PM** Severe risks are winding down while heavy rain continues for some. The severe risk is subsiding, but we continue to monitor storms moving out of Oklahoma. Those storms have moved into Northwest Arkansas and are currently severely warned for strong winds. Haven’t really seen anything to verify the warning yet though with wind gusts generally under 30 mph from reporting sites in Northwest Arkansas. This may have to do with a weakening of the lines and also increasing stability at the surface thanks to outflow from storms that have already passed by.

Concerned about more heavy rain, particularly over Southwest Missouri into Northwest Arkansas where some areas have seen 3 to 6″ already over the past 24 hours. The threat of rain will likely linger through sunrise but should come to an end shortly thereafter.

**UPDATE 1:10 AM**

Severe T-Storm Watches continue across much of the area. The focus for severe weather appears to be near and south of I-44 now.

The greatest concern is with lines of storms moving across Oklahoma. They’ve been warned of winds of 80 to 90 mph. It looks like those line segments will continue to push east and will pose a threat for wind damage over the next few hours, especially near and south of the state line into Northwest Arkansas.

The threat of heavy rainfall will also continue, likely filling back in across Southwest Missouri as the Oklahoma storms move into the area.

**UPDATE 12:45 AM**

Since the prior update, Tornado Warnings were issued for Camden/Laclede counties, as well as, Ozark County. In both locations, the radar signature showed tightening circulation with rapid velocity with hail potential.

An unofficial tornado report from Camden came in roughly at 11:30 of a tornado on the ground on South Hwy 5 in Camdenton. This aligns with confirmed reports of a tree falling down on an individual’s house for the same timeframe and location. At the time of writing, over 5,000 individuals are without power in Camden County.

Pushing past the midnight hour, the tornado risk is starting to diminish as the main concerns are damaging straight-line winds and flooding. The Southwest corner of Missouri is still until a Flood Warning as some places in that area have seen over 5″ of rainfall.

In regards to damaging winds, the main location of concern is in Ozark County which is currently under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. The threat of high wind gusts over 60+ mph with quarter-inch hail remains in effect.

**UPDATE 11:15 PM**

RADAR UPDATE: Lines and clusters of storms continue to gradually work east and southeast across the area. One storm remains severe warned over Taney County with a new warning through 11:45 this evening. Strong wind gusts up to 60 mph and hail up to quarter size are still possible. Heavy rain and lightning continue to be the main general threats with storms over the area.

**UPDATE 11:00 PM**

RADAR UPDATE: Lines and clusters of storms continue to gradually work east and southeast across the area. One storm remains severe warned over Taney County with a new warning through 11:45 this evening. Strong wind gusts up to 60 mph and hail up to quarter size are still possible. Heavy rain and lightning continue to be the main general threats with storms over the area.

**UPDATE 10:45 PM**

FLOODING NEAR NEOSHO: Getting quite a few reports of flooding in and near Neosho. Radar estimates 3″+ has fallen over the past few hours in that area. A Flash Flood Warning is posted for that area until 4 AM. Heavy rain will likely continue in that area for another hour or two in the short term. And, more rain may follow through sunrise.

**UPDATE 10:20 PM**

GALENA STORM: The storm over Galena is the one to watch right now. It’s generated a few storm reports so far with a gust to 61 mph near Pierce City and quarter size hail near Monett. The storm may be showing signs of surging east to east-southeast and that would present more of a risk for strong winds. This would tend to follow the Hwy. 160 corridor toward Forsyth and Theodosia.

**UPDATE 10:10 PM**

STORM NEAR GALENA: Keeping an eye on the storm near Galena. Still looks like some hail between Jenkins and Galena, quarter size or less. It may be showing signs of producing stronger winds with a bit of a surge to the east-southeast into West Central Stone County. Some of the model guidance has suggested that we could get a line segment surging east-southeast from this developing line of storms

**UPDATE 10:00 PM**

MESSY LOOK ON RADAR: A band of rain and thunderstorms continues to expand southwest of Springfield. There’s a general risk for severe weather along this line, but nothing major really jumps out at me. There are a few pockets of hail, mostly below severe levels. There is a pocket that may be up to near quarter size near Jenkins in Northeast Barry County. There is also a tremendous amount of lightning with our over 1000 cloud-to-ground strikes in the band over the past 10 minutes.

**UPDATE 9:15 PM**

WARNINGS NOW IN THE AREA: A developing band of thunderstorms has now prompted a Severe T-Storm Warning from Neosho to Pierce City. There is a hail core just south of Pierce City, sizes likely up to quarter size there. The storm is moving a little north of east at 25 mph.

**UPDATE 8:10 PM**

WATCHES OUT FOR THE AREA NOW: A Severe T-Storm Watch now blankets Southwest Missouri until 2am.

It’s a messy setup, but the end result will be thunderstorms moving out of Southeast Kansas into Southwest Missouri through 9pm. There are similarities this evening to this past Wednesday when a line of storms gradually developed into a surging line of strong winds.

I think this will likely be our greatest risk tonight, damaging winds surging east to east-southeast with any bowing segments that can get more north-south oriented. There will also be a limited tornado risk.

The other big concern is flooding. The atmosphere is very soupy and thunderstorms will likely have very high rainfall rates as they move through. Storms will also tend to line up from west to east, with the line slow to shift south tonight. This will result in a corridor of very heavy rainfall, likely over Southern Missouri where 1 to 3″ rain amounts are expected. Locally higher amounts of 4 to 7″ are possible resulting in overnight flash flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect through 7am.

The severe threat will wind down early Monday morning, but showers will linger through sunrise.

**8:00 PM**

The Storm Prediction Center has listed the Ozarks under enhanced risk for severe weather tonight. At this time, all forms of severe weather can not be ruled out. There is a non-zero risk of tornadoes, the potential for golf ball-sized hail, damaging wind gusts exceeding 70 mph, and the main concern for our area flooding.

Tonight’s evening events will cause widespread precipitation ranging from 2-4″ inches. A handful of localized areas will see rain totals that spike over 7″. Due to the extensive amount of rain expected tonight combined with the already vast precipitation that occurred this weekend, a flood watch was been issued over our region from 7 PM to 7 AM.

To our West, thunderstorm activity has already kicked off. Multiple tornado warnings have been issued in the Flint Hills region of Kansas. Since these storms are starting to quickly progress towards the state line, the National Weather Service has issued all counties in our region under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2 AM.

We will continue to update this web article as the night processes with more information on how the incoming severe weather is impacting our region. Make sure to download our weather app to stay alert of the severe weather happening here in the Ozarks.