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Tracking severe storms today with another chance Saturday night through Sunday

TODAY: Friday is an ABC17 Stormtrack Weather Alert Day. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. we will have scattered thunderstorms work across the region from west to east that pose a severe risk. We'll have potential for wind, hail, and tornadoes as storms develop along a cold front. Temperatures will climb into the low-to-mid 80s before the cold front passes.

TONIGHT: Behind the front, temperatures will cool into the 50s with clear skies.

EXTENDED: Saturday is sunny and dry, with highs near 80. Storms will return likely Saturday night, after midnight. A warm front will push through the region, bringing warmth, moisture, instability, and lift. Ongoing supercells south of the warm front in Kansas and Oklahoma will likely pose a threat of strong tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds in those regions. It's uncertain if these storms will maintain much strength, or if the system itself will be able to promote severe as significant of severe storms as it moves into our region Sunday morning before sunrise. There will likely be a lesser severe threat overnight, but still a severe threat. Come daylight hours, the warm sector of this system will likely be present for parts of mid-Missouri. This is where storms will redevelop and once more become likely to produce severe weather. The greatest risk for this is in our eastern counties. Places like Montgomery City, Mexico, and Hermann see the greatest risk for severe weather on Sunday, but Columbia, Jefferson City, and the rest will have a chance as well. A lot of this will come down to placement and timing of this system, which is still somewhat uncertain. All types of severe weather will again be possible. By Memorial Day, or Monday, this system will push east and take the severe threat with it. We still can't rule out some wrap around showers, but the forecast is looking mostly dry, and cooler with highs in the 70s. Temperatures hover near 80 with dry conditions filling in the first half of next week.

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