Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Springfield MO 931 AM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017 KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-301445- Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon- St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas- Laclede-Texas-Dent-Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Wright-Newton- Lawrence-Christian-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-McDonald-Barry-Stone- Taney-Ozark-Oregon- 931 AM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Weather hazards expected... Elevated Tornado Risk. Elevated Hail Risk. Elevated Thunderstorm Wind Damage Risk. Significant Lightning Risk. DISCUSSION... A few thunderstorms will be possible this morning across the outlook area as a small band of showers and thunderstorms lifts northeast through the region. No severe weather is expected with this activity. By mid afternoon, strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to form across portions of eastern Kansas, western Missouri, and northern portions of Oklahoma and Arkansas. This activity will then affect the outlook area from mid afternoon into the late night hours. Large hail, potentially greater than the size of golf balls, wind gusts to 70 MPH, and a few tornadoes are all possible with this activity as it moves east through the area. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday. The potential for strong to severe storms will continue into Thursday especially across the eastern Ozarks. Large hail will be the primary severe weather risk Thursday.