Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Strong Winds, Followed By Strong to Severe Thunderstorms in the Ozarks

Winds are picking up around the Ozarks as we head into Wednesday afternoon, with sustained winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour and wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour through this evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for all of southwest Missouri through midnight Thursday morning.

High winds could cause small limbs to break and fall. Loose objects may be blown around, and travel may become difficult for high profile vehicles.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Damaging wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and frequent lightning will be the greatest risks.

Areas along and northwest of a line from Bull Shoals Lake to Rolla (including the Springfield metro area) are under a “marginal risk” for severe weather.

The storms should track through the Springfield area between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.

We’ll keep you up to date with any watches and warnings on 93-3 and AM 560 KWTO.

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