Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Latest on Severe Weather Risks for Thursday

Damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour will be the biggest severe weather threat across the Ozarks Thursday afternoon into early Thursday night.

The National Weather Service says numerous severe thunderstorms are likely during that time period.

There’s also a threat for large hail and flooding, with the large hail risk greatest in areas west of the Springfield metro area.

Forecasters say there is also a very conditional, low confidence threat for hail larger than golf balls and perhaps tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center has much of southwest Missouri in an “enhanced risk” for severe weather on Thursday.

We’ll keep you up to date with the latest watches and warnings on 93-3 and A.M. 560 KWTO.

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