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Heat, Severe and Fire Weather

Excessive heat warnings persist across the Desert Southwest, while the heat and humidity lingers along the East Coast. An extensive zone of strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and locally heavy rain are expected along a strong cold front from New England to the south-central Plains. Finally, elevated fire weather threats/red flag warnings are likely across the Inter-mountain West. Read More >

Scattered thunderstorms will continue across the eastern Ozarks this evening, with additional rounds of thunderstorms moving through southeast Kansas and central Missouri overnight into Thursday morning. A few storms could produce large hail, damaging wind gusts and flash flooding potential from heavy rainfall.
Widespread showers and thunderstorms will diminish this morning. Additional storms are possible this afternoon, a few of which may become strong to severe. For the most updated forecasts visit
Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms will lead to 2-3 inches of rain over far southeast Kansas and far southwest Missouri through Saturday. There is potential for localized amounts up to 6 inches. Be aware of flash flooding potential and never drive into a flooded roadway.