Tornado Threat In The Ozarks

The National Weather Service is predicting strong straight line winds and possible tornados in the Ozarks early Friday morning.

 

Strong storms that caused earlier tornados in Oklahoma and Kansas have now moved into the Ozarks and could possibly pick up and cause more twisters in Missouri.

 

McDonald County was first to be under a tornado warning, but the storm is now moving northeast and towards the Springfield metro area.

 

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Springfield metro, Greene County and surrounding counties.

Minutes later, it changed to a tornado warning in the metro.

 

Sirens are continuing to go off around many cities in the Ozarks under tornado warnings.

 

Other counties in the Ozarks continue to be under a tornado watch until 6 a.m. Friday.

Power outages and debris flying has been reported in the Branson area and around Taney County.

 

One person was reported to be hurt from a head injury at the Camden Hotel in Branson where shingles were coming off of the building from strong winds.

 

Hail has also been reported in various places around the Ozarks, but nothing much bigger than pea size.

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