Friday, May 26, 2017

Strong to severe storms possible Saturday for Joplin area

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Springfield MO
523 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017

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523 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

  Limited Hail risk.
  Limited Lightning risk.
  Limited Damaging Wind risk.


  A weak boundary across southern Missouri will be the focus area
  for scattered thunderstorms to possibly develop late evening
  into the overnight. There is uncertainty on this development
  due to an elevated cap in the atmosphere. Coverage should be
  isolated to widely scattered in nature with the primary threat
  being large hail up to the size of half dollars possible. There
  may be an isolated damaging wind gust up to 60 mph possible
 overnight as well.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

  Overall...the best chance for strong to severe storms will
  occur from Saturday afternoon into Saturday night as the cap
  weakens and very strong instability develops ahead of a cold
  front which will move through Saturday night.

  The main risks will be large hail up to the size of baseballs
  and damaging wind in excess of 70 mph. The possibility exists
  for a tornado or two as well.

  With the risk of severe thunderstorms...frequent lightning and
  heavy rainfall will be possible. Localized flooding of low
  water crossings may be possible where the heavier rainfall


  Spotter activation may be needed late this evening and
  overnight across southern Missouri.

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