Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Strong To Severe Storm Potential in the Ozarks Friday

After one last day of sweltering heat with triple digit heat indices on Thursday, some relief is on the way to the Ozarks with cooler temps Friday and through the weekend.

There’s also a chance for a few rounds of showers and thunderstorms beginning after midnight Thursday night and continuing off and on through Friday.

The National Weather Service says the best chance for storms overnight will be in the northern Ozarks near Truman Lake and Lake of the Ozarks.

Those areas may see an isolated strong to severe storm with up to quarter size hail and 60 mile per hour damaging winds.

From Friday morning through the afternoon, the threat for strong to severe storms shifts farther south, with locations along and south of Interstate 44 seeing a chance for damaging winds. However, forecasters say most storms should stay under severe limits.

High temperatures on Friday may still climb close to 90 degrees, but highs Saturday and Sunday should be around 85 with less humidity.

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