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Severe threat continuing this evening to our east

After dealing with rain and t-storms this morning that were a bit on the strong side for southwestern Missouri and other areas along the I-44 corridor, we spent the afternoon pushing rain chances off to our east and clearing the skies out. That will leave us dry, quiet and cold for tonight as lows will drop off into the lower to middle 30s. The cold front that passed on through this morning is continuing to spawn severe weather from the Ohio River Valley down to the Gulf Coast this evening. In fact, the Storm Prediction Center is still maintaining an elevated to high risk of severe weather for parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. A low risk extends farther southwest into eastern Texas and northeast into parts of western Ohio. While the risk for hail and wind will exist for areas under the low severe threat, it will be higher (along with the risk for some tornadoes) in the elevated and high risk areas. The storms should be trending weaker toward the overnight hours and into Thursday morning.

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