The National Weather Service says the Ozarks could get some strong to severe storms Friday afternoon and evening.

The latest weather models show storms approaching the Springfield and Joplin areas between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

They should be in the Branson and Table Rock Lake area sometime between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The main threat will be 70-mph wind gusts, heavy rain, and large hail.

Heat index readings today will be in the triple digits.