Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Severe Thunderstorms Likely Sunday Evening Into Overnight South of I-44

Severe thunderstorms are becoming likely for parts of the Ozarks Sunday evening.

The Storm Prediction Center has put the southeastern Ozarks in an “enhanced risk,” or level three, for severe storms, including all modes of severe weather.

Damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a few tornadoes will all be possible.

The city of Springfield is in the “marginal risk,” or level one, for severe weather, with areas south of Springfield down to Branson in the “slight risk” area, or level two.

The National Weather Service says severe storms are likely Sunday evening into early overnight mainly south of the I-44 corridor.

Severe storms are most likely between 6 p.m and 1 a.m., with the highest potential for damaging winds and tornadoes across south central Missouri.

Damaging winds will be more of a threat than large hail.

Widespread flooding is not expected in southwest Missouri, but heavy rain is possible and large sections of the area could receive more than one inch of rain.

Some localized flash flooding of low water crossings and creeks will be possible.

Remain weather aware and have multiple ways to receive weather information and warnings.

93-3 and AM 560 KWTO will keep you up to date on any warnings issued for the Ozarks.

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