Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Severe Storms Possible in the Ozarks Late Saturday Afternoon and Evening

We have the potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms from late Saturday afternoon through the evening hours.

The National Weather Service says potential hazards include gusty winds up to 60 miles per hour, hail to the size of quarters, lightning and localized flash flooding.

The threat for storms may linger into early Sunday morning across far southern Missouri.

Forecasters say repeated rounds of heavy rainfall over the same areas could result in localized flash flooding, with the heaviest ran expected over portions of central Missouri into the eastern Ozarks and south central Missouri.

Thunderstorms will develop by late afternoon along the Highway 54 corridor to the north of Springfield and move south Saturday evening to the I-44 corridor.

If you are on area lakes or rivers, keep an eye to the sky and be prepared to get off the water if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued.

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