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Severe Weather Possible Later Today

More severe weather is headed toward the Ozarks tonight. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more...

National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Griffin says, for the most part, today will be pretty quiet. It’s going to be warm, humid and breezy. But he says we should see sunshine today, which will help destabilize the atmosphere...

"and become very unstable by late this afternoon and through the evening hours. We're looking at a powerful storm system developing and moving out across the central and southern Plains states later on this afternoon and that's gonna develop severe storms out to our west late this afternoon pushing into our area probably around dark or sunset tonight and through the late evening hours, so we're looking at a moderate risk for severe weather later on this evening and throughout the overnight hours."

Griffin says the ingredients are there for potential super cell thunderstorms...

"and whenever those super cell thunderstorms are discreet, they could produce some tornadoes. We are looking at an enhanced risk for tornadoes, especially from Springfield westward. Those areas of extreme southwestern Missouri could seea few tornadoes. We're looking at the possibility of very large hail up to the size of golf balls, maybe even baseball-sized hail and some strong, gusty, damaging wind."

Griffin says today is one of those days when you want to pay attention to the weather. He says the atmosphere’s coming together for a bigger weather event than the one that moved through SW MO on Sunday. According to Griffin, we could see multiple rounds of severe weather across the region this evening.