Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 5am for the far eastern counties otherwise mostly cloudy
Mostly Cloudy with scattered showers or thundershowers, much colderSATURDAYNear 60°
Mostly Cloudy with a few isolated showers east and northeast of Springfield
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A line of severe storms is now moving into eastern sections of the Ozarks. Earlier in the night storms produced hail to the size of softballs with numerous reports of tennis and baseball size hail. The line then transitioned into producing very high winds in excess of 60 mph. The winds took down large trees and damaged several building, including ripping off a chunk of roof near Rome Missouri. A new Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for easern sections of the Ozarks until 5am. However most, if not all, of the severe weather will be out of the viewing area around midnight. A brief bit of clearing can be expected in the morning before clouds return later in the day. See the discussion below for the rest of the forecast.