Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Springfield MO 640 PM CDT Thu May 24 2018 KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-252345- Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon- St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas- Laclede-Texas-Dent-Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Wright-Newton- Lawrence-Christian-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-McDonald-Barry-Stone- Taney-Ozark-Oregon- 640 PM CDT Thu May 24 2018 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Tonight. Weather hazards expected... Limited thunderstorm wind damage risk. Limited flooding risk. Limited lightning risk. DISCUSSION... Isolated thunderstorms will continue to occur across the area early this evening. The best coverage will occur along and west of the Interstate 49 corridor, where a few strong storms will also be possible early this evening. Heavy downpours and cloud to ground lightning will occur with these storms. These storms will move slowly and as a result a localized minor flooding risk will occur generally along and west of I-49. Additional scattered thunderstorms will then be possible late tonight across southeastern Kansas and west-central Missouri. Cloud to ground lightning will be the main potential hazard with these storms. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday. Scattered thunderstorms will then continue into Friday. A few storms may produce strong wind gusts and perhaps some hail up to the size of quarters. Locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning can also be expected with storms on Friday. Isolated thunderstorms will then be possible on Saturday and again around the middle of next week. Afternoon heat indices in the middle to upper 90s are expected from Saturday through next Wednesday, especially from southeastern Kansas into west-central Missouri.