Storms are crossing into northwest Missouri that are predicted to sweep east through the state through 7 or 8 tonight, and some severe weather is possible.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 6 tonight in northwest Missouri. Meteorologist Jenny Laflin says the primary threat is in northern Missouri.
“Almost all of northern Missouri, and that stretches down to about I-70,” Laflin told Missourinet. “The main threat is still damaging winds but with that possibility of an isolated tornado or two. That’s the rationale for the tornado watch.”
The Weather Service wants people paying attention, especially if their Veterans Day plans will have them at events outside.
“Take a look at the forecast before you leave, make sure you know if there are storms headed your direction and make sure you have a way of receiving warnings because they’re going to be moving really quickly, so if you see a storm pop up it could be over you or near you very quickly,” said Laflin. “Storm motion could be as fast as 50 to maybe 60 miles an hour.”