Tornado Watch for the Ozarks Until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: Strong Tornadoes Possible in the Eastern Ozarks
Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Tornado Watch for the Ozarks Until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: Strong Tornadoes Possible in the Eastern Ozarks

UPDATE: 12:30 P.M.: A Tornado Watch is in effect for all of southwest Missouri until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Large hail to the size of baseballs, damaging winds of 60 to 80 miles per hour, and tornadoes are all still in play for our area, with the best chance for a strong tornado east of Highway 65.

The Ozarks is bracing for up to two rounds of severe weather on Wednesday, with storms containing up to baseball size hail, damaging wind gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour, and tornadoes.

The National Weather Service says some significant tornadoes are possible east of Highway 65, where the eastern Ozarks is under a Level 4 “moderate” risk for severe weather.

Most of the rest of southwest Missouri is under a Level 3 “enhanced” risk.

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