Jumping to Friday, a strong storm system will impact the Midwest with storm chances highest from midday to the evening. Not everyone will see rain/storms Friday, but we are expecting storms in the area along and east of Highway 65 during this time.

An Enhanced (3/5) risk for severe storms exists for a large area along and east of Highway 65 for Friday from midday to the evening.

The primary hazard with storms in SW Missouri/NW Arkansas is damaging winds of 70+ mph. Hail up to ping-pong ball size is also possible and there is an elevated risk for a tornado in the area Friday when storms blow through along the dry line.

Flooding is not necessarily a concern this time because storms Friday will be moving fast. Heavy rain may fall in your area but it will not fall for long. Rainfall amounts between 0.25″ and upwards of 0.50″ can be expected.

Now behind the dryline Friday afternoon, winds will continue to blow out of the southwest at 20-30 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph Friday afternoon.

Fire weather is expected in Kansas, Oklahoma, and western Missouri. Skies may be hazy with blowing smoke from these areas Friday afternoon.

Quiet weather returns for Saturday with temperatures cool in the upper 50s with northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph under sunny skies. Sunday will be much warmer again in the low 70s as south winds return at 10 to 20 mph.

The warm temperatures stick around through Wednesday with a chance for another round of strong storms Tuesday evening into Tuesday night of next week.