Courtesy National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Thunderstorms expected to produce all modes of severe weather are possible in the Ozarks as early as Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says large hail, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes are all possibly, including a strong tornado or two over southern Missouri to the south of Highway 60.

Forecasters say while the window for bad weather will be anytime from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning, the highest frequency of intense storms will occur during the overnight hours.

There’s also a risk for flooding with the potential for one to three inches of rain over parts of southern Missouri.

A brief period of freezing drizzle, rain and snow will be possible across portions of western Missouri Thursday morning, with an additional glaze of ice possible.

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