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Severe Weather Moves Across Southern Ozarks Friday Night

Severe thunderstorms have put a damper on several Friday night High School football games in the Ozarks, with the southern Ozarks bearing the brunt of the evening storms.

The severe weather threat is expected to continue into the overnight hours southeast of Springfield, with a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for Douglas, Ozark, Wright and Howell Counties until 1:00 a.m. Saturday.

We had a brief Tornado Warning for southeastern Taney County between 8:14 and 8:45 p.m. Friday. This was radar-indicated rotation with a severe storm moving northeast at 45 miles per hour, but we did not receive any reports of an actual tornado touchdown.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for parts of Taney, Ozark, Douglas and Howell Counties, with a Flash Flood Warning until 1:45 a.m. Saturday for northwestern Barry and south central Lawrence Counties.

We did receive reports of more than 600 utility customers in Douglas County without power shortly before 7:00 p.m. Friday.