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Tracking a few spotty storms tonight, severe weather threat tomorrow

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance for a few spotty storms overnight. Lows in the upper 50s.

TOMORROW: Mostly cloudy to start, with strong storms potentially developing west to east by mid-afternoon. Storms will bring the potential of damaging winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes. Highs reach the mid-70s. A Wind Advisory goes into effect by early afternoon and lasts through Saturday morning as post-frontal wind gusts could reach 50 mph.

EXTENDED: A Weather Alert Day goes into effect at noon on Friday for the potential of severe storms. Morning cloud cover could limit the ability for storms to initiate, but if we get enough clearing, there will be plenty of instability for storms to feed off and intensify across Mid-Missouri in the late afternoon. If storms develop, it will be along and ahead of a cold front that will move west to east, bringing storms to our area between about noon and 7:00 p.m. Storms will have the potential of producing 60+ mph winds, quarter to golf ball size hail, and a few tornadoes. Strong winds will increase as the front passes east, as a Wind Advisory goes into effect by early afternoon. Non-thunderstorm gusts could reach 50 mph Friday night into Saturday morning. Saturday is breezy and cooler behind the front as temperatures dip into the low to mid-50s for highs. The end of the weekend is warmer as we bounce back to about 70 degrees on Sunday. An active pattern sets up yet again next week, with a stalled front bringing a chance for a few storms Monday night. As that front works southeast on Tuesday, we're monitoring the potential of another round of severe storms that could carry over into early Wednesday morning. Temperatures on Tuesday get close to 80 degrees before storms arrive, and drop into the mid-60s by Wednesday.

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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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