Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Springfield MO 554 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017 KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-281100- 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- 554 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017 ...Severe Thunderstorms Likely This Afternoon and Evening... 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. Significant Hail risk. Significant Thunderstorm wind damage risk. Significant Lightning risk. DISCUSSION... Strong to severe storms will develop and impact the Ozarks this afternoon into tonight as very strong instability and wind shear develop ahead of a cold front. A line of thunderstorms producing widespread damaging wind gusts appears increasingly likely. Gusts over 75 mph will be possible. Tornadoes will also be possible with any portions of the line which bow towards the east. If this line of storms materializes, there will be the potential for power outages. There will also be the potential for some supercell thunderstorms, especially this afternoon and early this evening as storms initially begin to develop. If these supercells do form, hail up to the size of baseballs, damaging winds, and tornadoes will all be possible. Along with the risk for severe thunderstorms, frequent lightning and locally heavy rainfall can be expected. Localized flooding of low water crossings will be possible where the heavier rainfall occurs. Those with outdoor plans this afternoon and tonight are urged to pay close attention to the weather and have a plan in place to move to a sturdy shelter when severe weather threatens. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday. A few lingering strong to severe storms will impact portions of south central Missouri Sunday morning before the system moves completely through the region. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary concern. The next chance of storms comes towards the end of next week. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will be needed this afternoon and tonight for most of the Missouri Ozarks and southeastern Kansas.