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Weather Alert Day: Tracking storms with damaging winds the 4th of July

Thursday Evening Update:

Severe storms remain possible late this evening in southern Missouri. Flooding will be a concern from any storms after recent heavy rain.


The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team has issued a Weather Alert Day for the potential of severe storms on Independence Day. Severe storms will first arrive near sundown and track south after midnight.


A front is settling across the region and will keep the potential for storms confined to the southern half of the area. A cold front pushes through this evening and will trigger a quick round of storms from west to east.


Storms will first fire up to the west by 7-9 p.m. near Sedalia and Warsaw. These will track east to I-44 by midnight and later. Trends have pushed these storm chances south of Jefferson City, and areas north will be safer for fireworks.


Our primary impacts are high winds and hail with a low potential of a tornado. Flooding is also a concern, but the most soaked spots are further north than where tonight's storms land.

Make sure you have a way to receive those severe weather alerts at night. The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather app is free and will send severe weather watches and warnings along with lightning detection to your current and favorite locations.

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