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Storms Wednesday Morning and Afternoon

TODAY: This first round of rain is lifting northeast and ends between 5AM and 7AM, exiting east of US 63 and north of I-70. Meanwhile, a second round will increase, with showers moving in from the south mid morning. The lake of the ozarks will have the second round move in by 8AM, and Columbia and Jefferson City again after 9AM. Storms will be possible again in the afternoon capable of producing 58 mph wind gusts or greater and large hail 1″ in diameter or greater. Areas east of US 63 will have the greatest chance from 1PM to 5PM this afternoon.

TONIGHT: Areas west of US 63 may be sparred the heavy rain. Rain amounts through evening will range from 1″ to 3″ east of US 63, with the highest amounts across I-44. Temperatures will be falling throughout the day, dropping to the low 50s by 7PM-9PM, and upper 40s overnight. While the heaviest rain comes to an end by 5PM-6PM, light rain will still be possible through 3AM Thursday morning.

EXTENDED: It will be cooler and mainly dry Thursday with highs only near 60. Another round of rain is expected Thursday night into Friday morning with temperatures warming to near 70 Friday with a mainly dry afternoon. Rain increases late Friday night, with periods of rain and storms through Sunday with temperatures in the low-mid 60s. There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather again on Friday night for those near I-70, and a slight Risk for those south of the Missouri River. Rainfall amounts from Friday through Sunday will range from 1-4 inches with highest amounts near I-44. Flooding is possible and will need to be monitored as rain moves in. Please check back for updates and follow ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter and ABC17News on Facebook for updates as well.

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