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Flooding is Possible Tonight in the Ozarks


The next couple of days will be cold and rainy in the Ozarks.  Andy Foster, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Springfield, says rainfall today will be relatively light.  We’ll see drizzle and light showers off and on, but late today and tonight will be a different story...

"As the storm system approaches later today we'll see rainfall increase in intensity and coverage this evening and continue overnight into early Tuesday.  Rainfall amounts in total by the time it ends Tuesday morning could range from two to four inches, mainly along and south of Interstate 44."

A flash flood watch is in effect in Southern and parts of Central Missouri tonight.  Foster says flooding is a possibility...

"We expect rainfall rates that could exceed an inch per hour.  If that does occur on the wet ground that we have already,  that could lead to flash flooding across Southern Missouri tonight, so if you have any travel plans late tonight or during the morning commute tomorrow morning, be especially aware of flooded low-water crossings."

According to the National Weather Service, a few strong storms with hail are possible tonight in Southern Missouri.

Temperatures will drop into the low 40s tomorrow with a 40% chance for rain.  But Foster says we should have a nice Thanksgiving.  Skies will be sunny with a high in the low 60s.