Saturday, March 27, 2010

5pm Weather Update

A line of showers and thunderstorms have developed across southwest Missouri and western Arkansas. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10:00pm for south central Missouri and central Arkansas. (Clay County, Arkansas is included in the watch.)

Here is a view of radar imagery from the Springfield, Missouri radar site.

I have drawn in the distance as to how far the rain is from the far western counties of the KFVS viewing area (Carter, Reynolds, Ripley counties in Missouri). The storms are moving at approximate 45mph so the storms/rain should arrive around 7:00pm CT plus or minus 15-20 minutes.

I expect the storms to begin to weaken as they push further east. However, it is possible for some large hail or some damaging winds to usher out ahead of the storms as they move in to the Ozarks of southeast Missouri or northeastern Arkansas.

I am not anticipating a watch to be issued for any other parts of the KFVS viewing area.

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