Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Springfield MO 1020 AM CDT Wed May 31 2017 KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-011530- 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- 1020 AM CDT Wed May 31 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 Hail risk. Elevated Thunderstorm wind damage risk. Elevated Lightning risk. DISCUSSION... An area of showers and isolated thunderstorms continue to track south across portions of southeastern Kansas and southwestern Missouri late this morning. This activity is weakening and no severe weather is expected. Occasional cloud to ground lightning strikes will occur with the storms before the completely diminishing around midday. Additional scattered thunderstorms will then develop this afternoon into this evening, especially north of the U.S. 60 corridor. Some of these storms may become severe, with hail up to the size of ping pong balls, damaging wind gusts to 60 mph, and frequent lightning being the primary potential hazards. The greatest risk for severe storms will be west of U.S. 65 and north of U.S. 60. A complex of thunderstorms is then expected to develop late tonight and shift into portions of central Missouri. There is a limited risk for hail up to the size of quarters and damaging wind gusts to 60 mph as these storms shift southeast across central Missouri. Frequent lightning and brief heavy rainfall can also be expected with these storms. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday. Thunderstorms may persist into Thursday morning across the central and eastern Missouri Ozarks with a limited severe weather risk. Additional thunderstorms may then develop in the afternoon across portions of the Missouri Ozarks. More thunderstorms are then expected from later Friday into Saturday night or early Sunday as a storm system moves across the region. Chances for thunderstorms then look low for most of the outlook area for early next week. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation may be needed for this afternoon and tonight, mainly west of U.S. 65 and north of U.S. 60.