Today is expected to be an active day for Mother Nature. A cold front is moving through Missouri bringing with it potentially severe weather.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop. It could produce quarter-size hail, 60 mile-per-hour winds, and an isolated tornado in parts of western and northwestern Missouri. The region could also get snow overnight with little to no accumulation expected.

Southern and southwest Missouri could see heavy rain. The National Weather Service in Springfield is predicting that the area between Springfield, Rolla, and West Plains could see up to 3 inches of rain, with the potential for localized flooding.

Cold air will linger after the cold front moves through the Show Me State. Overnight lows across central and northern Missouri could get below freezing with many areas expected to see a hard freeze on Tuesday night. Additionally, areas of frost and a freeze are predicted for Wednesday night.

Most of the state is under a wind advisory through 7 p.m. Winds from the southeast could blow between 20 and 30 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph possible. The winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down, which could result in a few power outages.

Check local weather reports before hitting the road.

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