If you’re heading out the door, you’ll need more than an umbrella.

Meteorologist Gene Hatch with the National Weather Service says we can expect to see two rounds of storms today, one this morning and another this afternoon, bringing in damaging winds, hail the size of quarters and isolated tornadoes.

He says if you’re planning to be on a boat you should pay attention to the changing conditions.

      NEWS-07-15-2020 STRONG STORMS 4 - 15th July 2020

Once the storms move out, the heat will settle in. We’re expecting heat indexes to get as high as 107 by the end of the week.

 

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri
Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

  Limited tornado risk.
  Limited hail risk.
  Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk.
  Limited flooding risk.
  Limited lightning risk.
  Limited excessive heat risk.

DISCUSSION...

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this morning
into the early afternoon across portions of central Missouri.
Severe thunderstorms are possible with this afternoon`s activity.
The hazards include lightning, large hail up to the size of golf
balls, damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, and an isolated tornado.
Additionally, locally heavy rainfall is possible. For areas from
southeast Kansas to south central Missouri, heat indicies will
climb to near 100 degrees this afternoon.

For tonight, a few lingering isolated showers and thunderstorms
will be possible through the early evening hours.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible
on Thursday and Friday. A few of the thunderstorms on Thursday may
become strong to severe.

Heat index values of 100 or greater are likely Friday into early
next week.