A cold front approaching Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri is expected to bring hail, strong winds and the possibility of tornadoes to the region less than a week after meteorologists reported no tornadoes in the United States thus far in March.
Tornadoes, heavy downpours and baseball sized hail could be headed our way, expected to roll in between 6 and 8 p.m.
Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe weather including heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and a tornado in University City.
A storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow on Friday also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains.
Springfield, Mo., experienced heavy rain and hail on Saturday that caused some flash flooding.
Forecasters are calling for storms throughout the day involving hail, high winds and possibly tornadoes.
Missouri roads will be dicey from 9 a.m. on Thursday through Friday morning.
State Farm handles 18K claims, has five “drive through” centers.
Local expert estimates up to 50,000 cars suffered hail damage.
Repairs could take a month or more; bargains abound.