Severe Thunderstorms to impact the area Today and Wednesday
Updated: Apr 30, 2019
Multiple rounds of heavy rain and severe weather could impact the Ozarks this week. Today and Wednesday have the highest chances of severe weather, which could include dangerous wind, large hail and even a few tornadoes.
From the Springfield National Weather Service's Hazardous Weather Outlook:
Thunderstorms will increase in coverage this afternoon and early this this evening, including the potential for supercell thunderstorms. Hail up to two inches in diameter, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes will be possible with any supercells. The threat for supercell tornadoes will become elevated from late this afternoon into this evening as low level wind shear increases.
The thunderstorms are then expected to congeal into a squall line this evening and push east across the area from later this evening into the overnight period. This will include a threat for damaging winds to 70 mph and tornadoes. Portions of the squall line which bow out towards the northeast will have an enhanced tornado threat.
An elevated threat for flash flooding exists for today and tonight as multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected.
The potential for severe thunderstorms and flooding will then continue into Wednesday and Wednesday night. This. includes the potential for large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes. Details regarding the location and timing of these potential hazards will become better known later today and tonight.
Stay tuned to Stormdar Weather for the latest information and possible warnings as this event unfolds.