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An unsettled weather pattern will bring strong storms through the week

It’s been an amazing start to the week in Mid-Missouri. Sunday we saw highs in the lower 70s, while today and tomorrow we’ll see highs pushing 80 degrees. Although that’s 10 degrees above average, it’s still spectacular weather to enjoy.

This quickly comes to an end as an approaching cold front will be strong to severe storms overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. There’s currently a marginal risk for severe storms Tuesday evening, with the main threat being damaging winds and isolated large hail. This will be an overnight event so it’s important to make sure you have some form of communication to alert you in case of overnight severe weather.

The severe threat increases slightly as we head through the day on Wednesday, as the actual front clears Mid-Missouri. Parts of Mid-Missouri is under a slight risk for severe weather with isolated large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes being our main threat.

This system could potentially bring some heavy rain across parts of the area, with rainfall totals looking the highest out near the Lake of the Ozarks and further south. While this particular system doesn’t look to bring us a flooding threat, we could potentially see flooding as we head into the weekend.

We are closing in on May, which means are severe threat increases. May is the month where we typically see our greatest tornado threat and with this upcoming system looking to bring the greatest consecutive severe threat all year, it’s important to be prepared.

The current set-up and forecast will bring several rounds of potential severe weather, heavy rain, and flash flooding likely through the weekend. Stay tuned to ABC 17 News for any changes in the forecast.

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