Severe storms including all modes of severe weather are possible for the next twenty four hours. A storm is located in southwest Texas and will lift northeast on Tuesday.
Thunderstorms are ongoing along I-49 this afternoon. Some severe weather has already been reported. This activity is forecast to spread east during the evening, ramping up and producing very high winds.
Early Tuesday morning a lull is forecast before the next round develops late morning. This line of storms will be associated with the dry line. Some of the worst weather we see in the Ozarks is associated with the dry line.
The storms will begin forming around 11 am out west then increase in strength as they travel east. Once the move east of Highway 65 they will become full-fledged severe weather makers. I think the worst of the storms for the Ozarks will come Tuesday rather than tonight however tonight’s activity could be pretty severe.
Once the storms end Tuesday afternoon that should be it for a couple of days! Additional storms are possible Thursday and Saturday. A couple of additional notes about the weather before I move on to temperatures, rainfall could be extreme tonight and Tuesday.
I am worried about flash flooding and Flash Flood Watch is posted for areas west of Highway 65. Two to four inches with localized amounts up to six inches are possible. If you encounter a flooded road Turn Around Don't Drown!
High winds are also going to be an issue, not only associated with the storms but even outside the storms we may still see winds gusting in excess of 40 mph. The reason this is critical is that the ground is soggy and the trees have a full canopy. Mature trees are likely to be uprooted so take this into account when taking shelter!
Temperatures are going to warm up drastically. Readings will jump from the 70’s Tuesday to the mid 80’s for the rest of the week. Here is a brief summary of each day Tuesday severe storms, windy 64/77, Wednesday Mostly sunny 58/85, Thursday isolated storms 68/86, Friday partly cloudy 67/86, Saturday chance for storms 68/85, Sunday partly cloudy very windy 68/85,