FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Storm Prediction Center issues Tornado Watch for the Ozarks

Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 2:11 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 24, 2021 at 4:35 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The Storm Prediction Center issued a Tornado Watch for several counties in the Ozarks amid severe weather Sunday.

Dozens of Missouri counties are under a tornado watch until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

During a tornado watch, atmospheric conditions are favorable for a tornado to develop, but a tornado has not yet been sighted or indicated by weather radar.

If the watch is upgraded to a tornado warning later on, that means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar and there is imminent danger to life and property. If you’re in the area of a tornado warning, seek shelter immediately.

The following counties in Missouri are currently under a tornado watch:

  • Adair, MO
  • Andrew, MO
  • Audrain, MO
  • Barry, MO
  • Barton, MO
  • Bates, MO
  • Benton, MO
  • Boone, MO
  • Buchanan, MO
  • Caldwell, MO
  • Callaway, MO
  • Camden, MO
  • Carroll, MO
  • Cass, MO
  • Cedar, MO
  • Chariton, MO
  • Christian, MO
  • Clay, MO
  • Clinton, MO
  • Cole, MO
  • Cooper, MO
  • Crawford, MO
  • Dade, MO
  • Dallas, MO
  • Daviess, MO
  • DeKalb, MO
  • Dent, MO
  • Douglas, MO
  • Franklin, MO
  • Gasconade, MO
  • Gentry, MO
  • Greene, MO
  • Grundy, MO
  • Henry, MO
  • Hickory, MO
  • Howard, MO
  • Howell, MO
  • Iron, MO
  • Jackson, MO
  • Jasper, MO
  • Jefferson, MO
  • Johnson, MO
  • Knox, MO
  • Laclede, MO
  • Lafayette, MO
  • Lawrence, MO
  • Lewis, MO
  • Lincoln, MO
  • Linn, MO
  • Livingston, MO
  • Macon, MO
  • Maries, MO
  • Marion, MO
  • McDonald, MO
  • Miller, MO
  • Moniteau, MO
  • Monroe, MO
  • Montgomery, MO
  • Morgan, MO
  • Newton, MO
  • Oregon, MO
  • Osage, MO
  • Ozark, MO
  • Pettis, MO
  • Phelps, MO
  • Pike, MO
  • Platte, MO
  • Polk, MO
  • Pulaski, MO
  • Ralls, MO
  • Randolph, MO
  • Ray, MO
  • Reynolds, MO
  • Saline, MO
  • Shannon, MO
  • Shelby, MO
  • St. Charles, MO
  • St. Clair, MO
  • St. Louis, MO
  • St. Louis City, MO
  • Stone, MO
  • Sullivan, MO
  • Taney, MO
  • Texas, MO
  • Vernon, MO
  • Warren, MO
  • Washington, MO
  • Webster, MO
  • Wright, MO

The following counties in Arkansas are currently under a tornado watch:

  • Baxter, AR
  • Benton, AR
  • Boone, AR
  • Carroll, AR
  • Cleburne, AR
  • Conway, AR
  • Crawford, AR
  • Faulkner, AR
  • Franklin, AR
  • Fulton, AR
  • Izard, AR
  • Johnson, AR
  • Logan, AR
  • Madison, AR
  • Marion, AR
  • Montgomery, AR
  • Newton, AR
  • Perry, AR
  • Polk, AR
  • Pope, AR
  • Scott, AR
  • Searcy, AR
  • Sebastian, AR
  • Stone, AR
  • Van Buren, AR
  • Washington, AR
  • Yell, AR

The KY3 First Alert Weather Team is tracking the potential for severe weather through Sunday evening. Rain, hail and strong winds are also likely through the night. Stay ahead of changing weather while on-the-go with the KY3 First Alert Weather app.

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