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Tracking strong to severe storms with heavy rain and damaging winds overnight

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with scattered to widespread showers and storms overnight. Some storms could bring the potential of damaging winds, large hail, and flash flooding. Lows near 70.

TOMORROW: Showers and storms continue, and some could be severe, especially in the afternoon and evening. Flash flooding and isolated damaging winds will be possible. Highs in the lower 80s.

EXTENDED: A Weather Alert Day is in effect through Sunday morning for multiple rounds of strong storms that will bring the threat of severe weather to Mid-Missouri tonight and Saturday. Isolated storms will be possible between about 9 PM-12 AM, with more widespread rain and storms expected thereafter into Saturday morning. Areas north of I-70 are in a Flash Flood Watch for the potential of 1-3"+ of rain with the storms tonight, but we'll see additional rain tomorrow with another round of strong storms. The severe threat will decrease after about 3-4 AM, but showers and storms continue past daybreak. We could see some thinning of showers and storms on Saturday afternoon, and if we get enough clearing and warming there's a chance we could see another round of scattered severe storms develop after about 1-2 PM on Saturday. The higher threat on Saturday will be south of I-70, with all threats on the table once again (wind, tornado, hail), although my main concerns will be wind (60-70 mph) and flash flooding. Storms look to again form into a line and drop south of I-44 after about 8-10 PM. Low pressure still hangs out across the region on Sunday, sending scattered showers and a few storms back in our direction. Severe weather is not expected, but it will be a cool and gloomy day with highs in the upper 70s. Rain lingers into Monday as this system is stubborn to move, keeping temperatures below average once again. The pattern next week looks fairly active with several disturbances heading our way, and temperatures getting back into the upper 80s.

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Jessica Hafner

Jessica Hafner returned to ABC 17 News as chief meteorologist in 2019 after working here under Sharon Ray from 2014 to 2016.

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