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Severe Storm Threat, Wednesday 7/15/20

UPDATE 1 p.m. Wednesday

Overnight, a disturbance formed by a cluster of thunderstorms formed and is moving through northern Missouri.

Severe thunderstorms often form east and southeast of such features. Predictability, the outlok area for today increased a level for that very are of central and eastern Missouri.

I would expected severe thunderstorms to back fill (westward) a bit by later today with the best chance for organized severe thunderstorms to the north and northeast of Springfield.

All modes of severe weather would be possible but high winds would be mostly likely followed by an isolated tornado.


The threat for a few severe thunderstorms returns to the Ozarks on Wednesday.

A compact upper level disturbance will slide quickly through Missouri. The timing of this feature with the most unstable air appears to be shifted more toward eastern Missouri as the current SPC outlooks depicts.

Most of the Ozarks will be on the back edge of the main activity but as we know from the outlook for storms this past Saturday, we are close enough to watch for small changes to the forecast as Wednesday progesses.

It looks like a few tail-end storms will linger into portions of southwest Missouri into the evening hours as well.

Also, Thursday will need to be watched for severe storms right around the Missouri/Arkansas border area.

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