The Labor Day weekend may end with some rain across West Central Missouri. The National  Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch #483 for portions of eastern Kansas and western Missouri, including the following counties: Adair, Bates, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, Grundy, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Pettis, Platte, Putnam, Randolph, Ray, Saline, Schuyler and Sullivan. The severe thunderstorm watch is  effective this Sunday night (Aug. 31) and Monday morning (Sept. 1)  from 8:15 pm until 4:00 am.

Primary Threats Include...
  • Scattered Damaging Winds Likely With Isolated Significant Gusts To 75 Mph
  • Isolated Very Large Hail Events To 2 Inches In Diameter
  • A Tornado Or Two Possible

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch Area Is Approximately Along And 60 Statute Miles East And West Of A Line From 45 Miles Southwest Of Knob Noster Missouri To 30 Miles North Of Chillicothe Missouri.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions...

Remember... A Severe Thunderstorm Watch Means Conditions Are Favorable For Severe Thunderstorms In And Close To The Watch Area. Persons In These Areas Should Be On The Lookout For Threatening Weather Conditions And Listen For Later Statements And Possible Warnings. Severe Thunderstorms Can And Occasionally Do Produce Tornadoes.

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