Update: April 15 at 12:20 p.m. The chance of rain and thunderstorms continues throughout Friday.Meteorologist Zac Evans said the rain and storms should end sometime Friday evening. A band of storms formed on the back end of the storms that came through Mid-Missouri Thursday night across Kansas. Those storms will eventually make their way to the Mid-Missouri area.Original Story:After several dry and warm spring days in Central Missouri, the threat for severe weather returns to the area.
According to the Storm Prediction Center, part of the National Weather Service, there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for much of Missouri, including Central Missouri, for tonight and early Friday. The main threats will be after 10 PM tonight and will last through the morning commute on Friday.Main severe threat will be large hail and damaging winds, though isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Along with any storms there could be heavy rain and even some flash flooding.A vigorous storms system is blasting the central part of the U.S. and is responsible for our storm threat. Thunderstorms bubbled up across Kansas and Oklahoma earlier on Thursday afternoon, prompting numerous weather watches and warnings across those areas. These are the same storms expected to impact our region tonight and Friday.
The storm system exit the region by the end of Friday and Saturday morning. The forecast calls for a return of sunshine by later Saturday.