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Strong storms expected for Friday evening

TODAY: Scattered storms will pull through again by early afternoon, moving in from southern Missouri and lifting to Columbia and Jefferson City by 5PM-7PM. All modes of severe weather will be possible with storms today. Due to cloud cover, our high near 80 degrees for this afternoon will cool to the upper 60s by this evening.

TONIGHT: Storms will be likely in the late evening hours again, that could be strong to severe. Heavy rain will also pose a threat where flooding could be an issue. An additional 1″ to 2″ of rain is possible overnight. Lows overnight will fall to 60 with rain ongoing through Saturday morning.

EXTENDED: Showers and storms will be ongoing Saturday morning, gradually shifting east through the afternoon and ending in our eastern counties near I-44 by 5PM-7PM Saturday. Rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches total are possible from Thursday night through Saturday which could lead to local flooding. Highest rainfall amounts will be west of HWY 63. Highs will reach the mid to upper 70s Saturday. There is a Marginal Severe Threat for Saturday mainly east of HWY 63 for possible isolated storms with strong wind gusts and large hail. Newest data suggests we’ll dry out by Saturday evening leaving a pleasant end to the weekend with more sun, low humidity and highs in the low 70s Sunday. Next Monday looks dry and mild but storm chances return Tuesday. Please check for updates here and on ABC17 News.

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