SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for the western half of the Ozarks until Saturday.
The storms are moving nearly straight south on the edge of an upper ridge of high pressure. High moisture and some instability are focused in a narrow corridor, with little to no rain expected in the eastern Ozarks Thursday.
The rain will gradually diminish by late morning into the early afternoon with some limited sun appearing. The same area will likely get rain again Thursday night into Friday morning and flash flooding will be a greater concern given the rain Thursday. Once again, the rain will focus west of U.S. 65. Models have shifted some to the west for the Friday night/early Saturday round of storms, which could be good for far western Missouri.
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