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Southern and Central Missouri are under a winter weather advisory this afternoon through tomorrow morning. 

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Temperatures are close to 60 in the Springfield area this morning, but as the day goes on, they'll drop.

"It's been going 20 to 25 degrees drop in less than an hour," said Steve Lindenberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield.  While they’re not expecting much precipitation today, he said, roads could be slick.

"We could see flash freezing of any moisture that's on the ground right already as temperatures drop quickly below freezing," he said, "so that could create slick spots."

We could see freezing drizzle as well, he added.

Summer Survival Tips to Avoid Heat Related Illness

Jun 19, 2017
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Heat related illness led to 25 deaths last year in Missouri, according to the state’s department of health. Officials are advising how to stay safe during Summer Weather Safety Week.

Stella Falconer, the quality nurse specialist for Mercy Springfield’s emergency room, says, “Typically we see between 40-50 people each summer, primarily heat exhaustion or milder symptoms. We do on occasion get heat stroke, the more severe, life threatening.”

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Severe weather is a possibility over the next couple of days.  Gene Hatch, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield, said we could see severe storms late tonight through tomorrow evening in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.  One of the primary concerns, according to Hatch, is large hail.

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Rain, possibly heavy at times, is expected in the Ozarks beginning tonight—in areas already impacted by floodwaters. 

"We're generally looking at a widespread one to three inches of rainfall, but the heaviest looks like it's going to be along and north of (I-44) where areas should see two to three inches, maybe isolated higher amounts," said Mike Griffin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Springfield.