Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Springfield MO
202 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

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202 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri
Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

  Limited Tornado risk.
  Elevated Hail risk.
  Elevated Thunderstorm wind damage risk.
  Elevated Flooding risk.
  Significant Lightning risk.

DISCUSSION...

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will continue east across
southern Missouri early this morning. Wind gusts to 60 MPH and
hail to the size of quarters can be expected with this line of
storms.

Frequent lightning and locally heavy rainfall can also be
expected with these storms. There is an elevated risk for
flooding over southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri, especially
where heavy rains fell last weekend.

Additional thunderstorms may be possible this afternoon across
southern Missouri. The exact evolution of this additional
activity will be highly dependent on how activity progresses
through the morning hours.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Confidence then continues to increase in the potential for
widespread heavy rainfall from later Friday into the weekend.
With soils nearly saturated, excessive runoff will be likely and
will lead to an increasing risk for flooding. While details
remain unclear regarding where the eventual axis of heaviest
rainfall will develop, it does appear that widespread flooding
will become possible beneath this axis of heaviest rainfall.

Additionally, there will be at least a limited risk for strong to
severe thunderstorms from Friday into Saturday across southern
Missouri.

Those with outdoor and travel plans for this upcoming weekend
should pay close attention to the forecast as there is the
potential for multiple weather hazards, including the potential
for widespread flooding.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is likely across southern Missouri through
daybreak...and may be necessary later today as well.

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More detailed information can be accessed at:
http://www.weather.gov/sgf/sitrep

This product in graphical format...along with other weather...
hydrological and climate information...at
http://www.weather.gov/sgf

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Boxell


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