Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Severe Thunderstorms Expected in the Ozarks Late Monday Night Into Tuesday Morning

Thunderstorms are expected to move across the Ozarks late Monday night into Tuesday morning, with the potential for significant damaging winds, in addition to a few short-lived tornadoes and severe hail.

The National Weather Service says wind gusts could hit 60 to 80 miles per hour, with hail up to the size of quarters.

Those storms should push into southeastern Kansas and southwest Missouri after 9:00 p.m. Monday and shift east overnight.

A small area just west of I-49 in the Joplin area is under a Level 4 “moderate” risk for significant severe weather.

The next highest risk for significant severe storms is along and west of the Highway 65 corridor, where a Level 3 “enhanced” risk for severe weather exists.

The Branson area and eastern Ozarks are under a Level 2 “slight risk” for severe storms.

Here’s the latest severe storm update from the National Weather Service in Springfield, including graphics on timing and threats.

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