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Severe storms, more flooding possible Wednesday

Severe thunderstorms are possible starting late Wednesday afternoon into the overnight hours.

Atmospheric instability is high over Mid-Missouri, especially over the western half of the area, and the upper and lower level wind shear over the state is favorable for the development of strong to severe storms that could produce large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes.

There is also quite a bit of moisture over the area, which means heavy rain is also possible through Thursday morning. This could pose a flash flooding risk over Mid-Missouri in areas that have already picked up 1″ to 5″ of rain. A Flash Flood Watch continues through 7:00 a.m. Sunday for most of Mid-Missouri.

Almost all of Mid-Missouri is under a slight risk for severe storms mainly developing after 5:00 p.m.

Western Mid-Missouri has the best probability of seeing rotating storms through mid-evening.

As a stalled cold front currently situated over the I-70 corridor slowly moves south, we’ll see storms shift southeast as well, posing more of a damaging wind risk overnight for our southern counties, including the Lake of the Ozarks and counties along I-44.

We begin to dry out by late Thursday morning, and temperatures will be below average in the upper 70s.

Stay with the ABC 17 Stormtrack weather team for the latest updates, and click here for road closures across the state due to flooding.

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