High heat could help kick of severe weather tomorrow in mainly northwest Missouri, and that could include tornadoes.
National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Bowman says the atmosphere will be very unstable.
“You’ll be able to sense that. It’ll be pretty hot and humid tomorrow afternoon,” said Bowman. “There’s a little bit of what we call a ‘trigger,’ with a boundary moving into the area, and that’s going to help be able to spark things off.”
The greatest threat for storms becoming severe is in northwest and north Missouri, but including much of central and western Missouri as well.
“Most likely strong damaging winds, large hail, of course lightning is always going to be a hazard. There is a potential for a few tornadoes,” said Bowman.
Storms are also expected to develop today that could produce gusty winds and lightning, but they are not expected to become severe.
The Weather Service encourages Missourians to seek the latest weather information and to take cover when warned to.
For information for your area, tune in to your Missourinet affiliate station and visit these Weather Service office websites.
In southwest Missouri: Springfield and on Twitter @NWSSpringfield
In southeast Missouri: Paducah, KY and on Twitter @NWSPaducah
In northwest and western Missouri: Kansas City (Pleasant Hill) and on Twitter @NWSKansasCity
In northeast and eastern Missouri: St. Louis and on Twitter @NWSStLouis
Scotland and Clark counties: Davenport, IA and on Twitter @NWSQuadCities