Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Springfield MO 523 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017 KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-272230- 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- 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. DISCUSSION... 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 occurs. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation may be needed late this evening and overnight across southern Missouri.