Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED National Weather Service Springfield MO 857 PM CDT Sat May 25 2019 KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-270200- 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- 857 PM CDT Sat May 25 2019 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Tonight. Weather hazards expected... Elevated hail risk. Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk. Elevated flooding risk. Significant lightning risk. DISCUSSION... A weakening line of thunderstorms is expected to impact portions of extreme southeastern Kansas and western Missouri from late this evening into the overnight period. A few storms within the line may still be strong enough to produce locally damaging wind gusts and perhaps some hail to the size of quarters, mainly along and northwest of a Columbus, Kansas to Versailles, Missouri line. Additionally, brief torrential rainfall and cloud to ground lightning can be expected with these storms. Given that ground conditions are already saturated, flash flooding will be possible late tonight mainly along and west of the Interstate 49 corridor.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday. Scattered thunderstorms will be possible at times through Sunday night, especially across northern portions of the outlook area where a front will stall and then weaken. Localized heavy rain will be the main concern. A cold front is expected to move into the region with increasing chances for severe storms Tuesday and Tuesday night. Heavy rainfall will also be possible. Some lingering chances for showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation may be needed overnight generally near and west of the Interstate 49 corridor.