Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Springfield MO 702 PM CDT Sun Jul 2 2017 KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-040015- 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- 702 PM CDT Sun Jul 2 2017 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Tonight. Weather hazards expected... Limited Thunderstorm wind damage risk. Elevated Lightning risk. Limited Flooding risk. Limited Hail risk. DISCUSSION... An area of thunderstorms will move east northeast from Oklahoma into portions of far southeastern Kansas and far southern Missouri this evening. There is a limited risk for strong to locally severe storms with winds up to 60 mph, hail up to size of nickels, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall. The greatest risk for severe weather will be southwest of a Joplin to Springfield to Branson Missouri line. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday. Isolated to scattered storms will impact the outlook area Monday with more numerous thunderstorms expected Tuesday through Wednesday. The strongest storms will have the potential to produce wind gusts up to 60 mph, small hail, frequent lightning, and very heavy rainfall. The potential for localized flooding will have to be monitored if storms develop and move over the same areas. Isolated storm development cannot be ruled out on daily basis from late week into the weekend. Afternoon heat index values will climb into the middle and upper 90s, mainly late in the week. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.