Storms, cold weather forecast for Mo.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Strong thunderstorms are expected in southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri with a chance for hail and high winds.

The National Weather Service says the spring storm system is moving into the southern Plains later Tuesday, spreading eastward from Oklahoma into southeast Kansas and into the western section of the Missouri Ozarks by Tuesday evening.

The weather service in Springfield says there’s also a chance for damaging winds and large hail and possibly tornadoes in the area. Temperatures could drop near the freezing mark, particularly by Thursday and early Friday.

Heavy rainfall and flash flooding are also expected, with the brunt of the heavy storm likely ending early Wednesday. The weather service also says additional storms could hit the area through the weekend.

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