Strong and perhaps an isolated severe storms will be possible this afternoon across central Missouri...strong winds and hail up to the size of a quarter will be the potential threats. A better chance for severe weather will come on Friday along and north of Interstate 70 where all modes of severe weather will be possible including large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding and perhaps a tornado.

Chances for heavy rain are expected to continue through the weekend and into early next week before the pattern becomes less active. Two to four inches of additional rainfall will be possible which will continue flash flooding chances as well aggravate ongoing river flooding.

According to the National Weather Forecast:

Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 77. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.