Last night’s rain and storm activity is set to be repeated later today and tonight.
The rain yesterday, which dumped daily records for Springfield and West Plains (2.50″ and 2.01″), has left behind some flash flood warnings in areas of Howell, Douglas, Ozark, Shannon and Oregon Counties. I included the radar estimation chart. The areas in red need to be on the lookout for any additional rain received tonight which would quickly lead to flash flooding.
A cool front will be dropping through later night. This will set the stage for possible severe storms out ahead of the front and another large area of heavy rain to develop behind this system. There is a risk for tornado in the initial storms that develop and in any squall line which forms later in the evening hours. Large hail is also possible along with straight-line wind damage.
The big rains will take shape during the late evening and overnight hours. Widespread 2-3″ totals seem a safe bet.
The cold front will continue to push through, gradually improving conditions on Saturday and providing us with a great Sunday.
There are some new features on the “Pan and Zoom” radar. The latest is the ability to look at storm reports including flooding reports. Please check this out as the storms get going later today.