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.
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.
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.