Stop me if you've heard me say this before, but there's a good chance that thunderstorms in Missouri could be wild Saturday afternoon as the area is now under an enhanced risk of explosive storm development.

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The NOAA Storm Prediction Center initially thought storms would be more likely to develop in the southern regions on Saturday, April 15. That has now changed and Missouri is squarely in the storm crosshairs. Here's where the storm prediction center thinks it will begin:

Storm development is expected to occur by mid afternoon, near and just ahead of the advancing cold front, from western and central Missouri southward into Arkansas.

You can see with the map they shared that Missouri is squarely in the red for the most active storm development possibilities.

NOAA Storm Prediction Center
NOAA Storm Prediction Center

What kind of thunderstorms are possible Saturday, April 15 in Missouri?

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center adds the following scary possibilities saying "very
large hail in excess of tennis ball to baseball size...a couple of these
supercells may become capable of producing tornadoes."

Pay attention to weather alerts in Missouri on Saturday as the thunderstorm development could happen quickly and be severe depending on how that cold front moves through our area.

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