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Weather Alert Day: Heat subsiding, but severe storms possible tonight

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The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team has issued a Weather Alert Day through late tonight as the threat for severe storms increases this evening. Storms with the potential of producing large hail, damaging winds, and the threat of an isolated tornado.

SETUP:

An active upper pattern has developed rounds of storms across the upper Midwest the last couple of days, and the front that has been triggering rain across northern Missouri is starting to move in our direction. The boundary will trigger isolated to scattered strong storms tonight as it enters an unstable air mass with low level wind shear present.

A weak front is draped across northern Missouri and will serve as a trigger point for more storms later tonight, some of which could become more numerous and severe as the night wears on.

IMPACTS AND TIMING:

Storms are expected to develop as isolated pop-ups after about 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. through the overnight hours. Coverage could become more widespread late tonight, with 1-2" of rain possible. 60 mph winds, 1" hail, and an isolated tornado will be possible, especially along and north of Highway 50.

PREPARE:

Download the ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather App to stay ahead of any alerts issued for your area. You can program it to your location to get warnings as soon as they are issued.

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