Discussion: In contrast to the warm/sunny weekend, southeast Kansas and western Missouri may possibly see severe weather tonight. Relatively strong low-level winds today have pushed dewpoints into the low 60°’s Fahrenheit from Oklahoma to southeastern Kansas. With dewpoints gradually rising at the surface and cooling aloft in the atmosphere, this will help bolster the strength of thunderstorm updrafts as well as hail potential. A continued influx of low-level moisture will continue to destabilize the atmospheric environment across parts of eastern Oklahoma and southeast Kansas as storms begin to form in these areas. Due to these factors, storms which form may be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes across northeast Oklahoma, southeast Kansas, and western Missouri. People living in these areas are encouraged to stay alert for any updates on possible watches or warnings, especially those who may be driving this evening.
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