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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Springfield MO
306 PM CDT Wed Jul 8 2020

St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-
306 PM CDT Wed Jul 8 2020

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

  Limited thunderstorm wind damage risk.
  Elevated lightning risk.
  Limited excessive heat risk.


Widely scattered thunderstorms will continue into early this
evening, mainly over the eastern Ozarks. Cloud to ground lightning
and wind gusts to 30 mph will be the primary impacts from these

Heat index values in the middle to upper 90s will continue into
early evening.

A complex of thunderstorms may then push southeast into extreme
southeastern Kansas and western Missouri during the predawn hours.
If storms arrive before dawn, wind gusts up to 50 mph, cloud to
ground lightning, and brief heavy rainfall will be the primary
potential hazards.

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

That complex of thunderstorms will then impact portions of
southeastern Kansas and western Missouri on Thursday morning.
Additional storms will then be possible in the afternoon and again
Thursday night, however confidence in timing and location is
relatively low.

There is a Slight Risk for severe storms on Thursday across
western Missouri and southeastern Kansas, with damaging straight-
line winds and hail to the size of quarters being the primary
potential severe weather hazards. Frequent lightning and locally
heavy rainfall will also be possible, especially west of U.S. 65.

The potential for isolated to scattered thunderstorms will then
continue into this weekend, with the greatest coverage of storms
expected Saturday and Saturday night.

Meanwhile, hot and humid conditions are expected into the weekend
and through next week. Afternoon heat indices between 95 and 108
degrees are expected, with the highest heat indices likely
occurring on Saturday and towards the middle of next week along
and west of the Interstate 49 corridor.


  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.


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