First Alert: Tornado watch issued for some parts of the Heartland

Tornado Watch in effect
Tornado Watch in effect(KFVS)
Published: Dec. 5, 2021 at 7:18 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2021 at 4:02 AM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Most of the Heartland is under a tornado watch until 4 a.m.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop after sunset and could become strong to severe at times until the front moves through about midnight.

The Storm Prediction Center has us in a level 1 and 2 threat zone.

Instability will be the limiting factor, but very strong shear may make up for this.

Damaging winds and brief tornadoes are a possibility.

Later tonight, winds will become northerly and temps will drop… rain should move out by around daybreak.

Forecast models are too conservative with the cold air, it looks like it will continue to fall into the 30s after sunrise Monday morning.

Monday will be a blustery and cold day with afternoon highs in the 40s.

A weak weather system will move through about Tuesday night, with a chance of some light mixed precip, but at this point no significant travel issues are expected as precip amounts look very light.

Later in the week the upper flow will become southwesterly again, so expect a warming trend Thursday and Friday, followed by another shot at rain and thunderstorms Friday night into Saturday.

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