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Damaging Wind Gusts and Continuous Cloud to Ground Lightning Accompanying Storms Moving Through Ozarks Saturday Evening

Storms producing wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour have been tracking along a cold front from north to south across the Ozarks Saturday night.

The storms moved through the Springfield area just before 8:00 p.m., with a Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued by the National Weather Service for Strafford, Ozark, Rogersville, Seymour, Fordland and other communities in southeastern Greene, southern Webster, western Douglas and eastern Christian Counties.

The warning was cancelled just after 8:30 p.m. when the storm weakened below severe limits.

The severe weather threat has ended for the night in the Springfield metro area.

We had reports of multiple tree limbs down on Highway FF to Riverdale and Mill Street in Highlandville reported around 8:35 p.m.

The weather service also issued severe thunderstorm warnings for southeastern Barton and western Dade Counties until 9:15 p.m. and Ozark, southern Douglas, eastern Taney, and parts of Howell and Oregon Counties until 9:15 p.m. Saturday with 60 mile per hour winds and penny size possible.

The warning for Ozark County, southern Douglas County and southwestern Howell County was extended until 9:45 p.m.

We’ve had reports of more than 300 people without power in Ozark County, with 46 outages in Douglas County.

Earlier in the evening, severe storms tracked across parts of St. Clair, Camden, Barton, Dade

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