Some of the afternoon/evening storms have the potential to be strong to severe. During the overnight hours into early Thursday, scattered showers and thunderstorms will move in, possibly waking some locals up.
A severe thunderstorm watch issued earlier for part of the state has expired, and most of the storms were under severe limits as of 6 a.m.as they tracked eastward.
Storms should exit nearly the entire area by early evening, with brief clearing to follow and then a return of low clouds by Friday morning.
Parts of Mid-Missouri is under a slight risk for severe weather with isolated large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes being our main threat. Fueling the storms further are strong southerly winds, dragging in hot, humid air. This will set the stage for showers and thunderstorms Friday into Friday night.
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The National Weather Service (NWS) held their first storm spotter training session Wednesday evening at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. The cold front triggering the storms will stall out across west Alabama, so Thursday afternoon looks rather warm. All severe weather threats will be on the table including a chance for some localized flooding as two to four inches of rain will be possible. The expected low will be around 49 with south winds of 6 to 9 miles per hour becoming west in the evening. The cold front will bring an end to any/all severe weather threats by mid-morning on Sunday (around 9a). Between a quarter and half-inch of rain is possible.
All forms of severe weather will be possible Friday night.
Heavy rain and flash flooding may also develop Wednesday for the Mississippi Valley and Upper Great Lakes, caution forecasters.