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August 5, 2013

Flooding threat continues

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Thunderstorms are expected to develop late tonight and into the early morning hours on Tuesday.

Heavy rain and flash flooding will continue to be possible, according to a statement issued this morning by the National Weather Service forecast office in Springfield.

There is an elevated risk for flooding, a significant risk for cloud-to-ground lightning and a limited risk of excessive heat.

The combination of warm temperatures and very humid conditions will result in heat indices in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees today across Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas.

Unsettled weather is expected for the remainder of the week into next weekend as a frontal boundary meanders across the region. Chances for thunderstorms will continue on a nearly daily basis.  

Due to weather conditions, Joplin will not test its storm sirens today. There will be no make-up test this month. The next regularly scheduled test will be on Sept. 2.

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