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WEATHER ALERT DAY: Tracking another round of strong storms Wednesday

EARLY EVENING UPDATE: This round of strong storms has begun to push into the area.

The latest trends have been to keep the severe threat on the table for our southern counties, but the likelihood of severe weather this evening has dramatically decreased.

The ABC 17 Stormtrack weather team has issued a Weather Alert Day for Wednesday with the threat of severe storms returning. A powerful low-pressure system will move through the Midwest, bringing two rounds of storms, each of which poses a severe threat.

TIMING

The second round of storms is moving much slower than anticipated, but is still expected to impacts parts of mid-Missouri throughout the evening. The risk for severe weather will greatly decrease by midnight, and we'll be left with rain and snow on the backend of this low.

THREATS

Large hail looks to be the primary threat but some of the stronger cells will contain gusty winds too. As long as that warm front stays well to our south, the tornado threat will be fairly limited, but not zero. Since we've picked up 2-4" of rainfall in the past week, flooding will be a concern, with another 1-2" on the way.

HOW TO PREPARE

Download the ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather App to take access to the Insider Blog with you! You also have access to free radar as these storms fire. Review your safety plan tonight, in case severe weather strikes tomorrow.

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Kevin Schneider

Kevin Schneider gives the latest forecast each weekday morning on ABC 17 News.

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Chance Gotsch

Chance Gotsch grew up just south of St. Louis and moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri to pursue a degree in Atmospheric Sciences.

His interest in weather begin as a child when he used to be afraid of storms. Years later, he purchased a weather forecasting book and weather station at his elementary Scholastic Book Fair. After reading into the hows and whys of atmospheric science, he quickly became interested and gained his new passion.

Chance joined the ABC17 Stormtrack Weather Team in February of 2021. He is currently the weekend afternoon forecaster.

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Maddie Est

Maddie Est appears on ABC 17’s weekend evening broadcasts. She grew up in St. Louis, and her passion for weather originated from a young age thanks to all the different weather that St. Louis receives. She is currently studying Atmospheric Science at the University of Missouri.

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Nate Splater

Nate forecasts on the weekend edition of ABC 17 News This Morning on KMIZ and FOX 22, KQFX.

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