Sunday, July 02, 2017

Elevated lightning risk for Joplin area tonight, bigger storms coming Tuesday, Wednesday

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Springfield MO
702 PM CDT Sun Jul 2 2017

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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.


  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 activation will not be needed through tonight.

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