Strong thunderstorms and unstable weather this week in the Four States

This week, the National Weather Service in Springfield, (Missouri) is forecasting unstable weather for the Four State area. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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Recently we’ve had a bit of a dry spell in Southeast Kansas, Southwest Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, and Northwest Arkansas but that changed overnight as up to two inches of rain poured across the area overnight. Doug Cramer with the NWS office in Springfield says the strong winds we had this weekend set up the storms that the area experienced overnight. “Those strong winds that you’re observing out there that’s helping to force moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico and anytime you can pull this much moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico in the month of October and that begins to act with the vigorous storm system like the one that’s coming in that typically spells thunderstorms.” The rain is needed. According to the latest National Drought Monitor map released last week, nearly all of the Four State area is labeled Abnormally or Moderately dry. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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