Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Flooding and Severe Storm Potential Friday: Check Road Closures with the MODOT Map Here

1:55PM UPDATE: A number of people on the northeast side of Springfield lost power Friday afternoon when a tree limb fell on a power line near Glenstone and Division. Springfield City Utilities says the outage has affected more than 1,000 customers, but electricity is expected to be restored quickly.

12:00 PM UPDATE: The National Weather Service has raised the threat level to a Level 3 “enhanced risk” for severe weather Friday in anticipation of the redevelopment of thunderstorms Friday afternoon. Hail to the size of tennis balls and 70 mile per hour winds are the greatest concerns at this time, however, there is a conditional threat for tornadoes as well. Areas from southeast Kansas to the Highway 65 corridor are more likely to see the most intense storms.

Original Story: Thunderstorms have been ongoing across the Ozarks Friday morning, with heavy rain, flooding and more road closures.

Check the list of road closings in southwest Missouri and around the state here with the MoDOT Traveler Information Map.

The National Weather Service says rainfall amounts are not expected to be as heavy as Thursday, which saw upwards of 6- 7 inches in Jasper County.

On Friday, rainfall amounts of 1/2 inch to 1 inch will be common, with localized amounts up to two inches in locations that experience repeated storms.

Thunderstorms may strengthen Friday afternoon, and if enough heating occurs, those storms could produce large hail up to the size of golf balls, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes.

But forecasters say confidence is low as to how this will evolve.

After a mostly dry day Saturday, severe thunderstorms will move into southeast Kansas and western Missouri Saturday evening into the overnight hours.

The most significant severe weather potential exists eastern Kansas and areas north of a Nevada to Clinton line.

This will largely be an overnight severe weather and flooding threat into early Sunday morning.

The weather service says severe thunderstorms could be ongoing Sunday morning, with additional storms in the afternoon.

The entire area is under a level 2 “slight risk” for severe thunderstorms on Sunday.

We’ll keep you and your family up to date with the latest weather forecasts, as well as any watches, warnings, and storm damage reports on 93-3 and A-M 560 KWTO.