Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Parts Of The Ozarks

Joplin Missouri Reels After F5 Tornado Devastates Town Kills 132

The National Weather Service declared a severe thunderstorm watch for Boone and 50 other counties across Missouri on Wednesday afternoon. "Frequent lightning, damaging winds, and large hail will be the main hazards accompanying these storms.Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rainfall, localized flash flooding, and frequent cloud to ground lightning will be possible with these storms".

The top map is the Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center for today and tonight. While chances are at 60% that the area sees thunderstorm activity, any that are able to develop and move through will likely have what they need to become severe.

The warm weather was already met with some storms Tuesday afternoon, prompting warnings in some parts of northern IL.

Temperatures are forecast to reach into the upper-80s and low-90s with heat index readings of up to 100 degrees.

Thursday: Sunny, high near 85. The low will be around 70 with a southwest wind of 5 to 8 miles per hour. Since June 1, Grand Rapids only has received 0.24 inches of rain - normal is 1.8 inches at this point.

Friday, it will be mostly sunny with a high of 92, the weather service said.

Saturday night, there will be a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 67, according to the weather service.

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