More severe weather in forecast for southwest Missouri
Large swaths of Joplin, Missouri, were destroyed by Sunday's tornado.
May 23rd, 2011
08:39 AM ET

More severe weather in forecast for southwest Missouri

Southwest Missouri may see more tornadoes this week, the National Weather Service in Springfield reports.

The region faces waves of strong thunderstorms on Monday that could bring heavy rain, strong winds and golf-ball sized or larger hail, according to the Weather Service forecast.

Isolated tornadoes are possible, forecasters say.

The forecast worsens for Tuesday and Wednesday, with an “enhanced threat” of severe weather, including more tornadoes, Tuesday evening and Tuesday night, the NWS says. The tornado threat continues into Wednesday.

The Weather Service has put the area under a flash-flood watch through Wednesday morning. Area rivers are expected to rise, forecasters say.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    I love severe weather:

    May 23, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. bob

    Alexandrina on CNN weather seems to to blaming the people of JOPLIN for their deaths; she is sick and should be fired! warning are great and we think the people for that; but if you do not hear it; or if you do..... where do you go; most people have no storm shelters; most towns have no places for people to go; and if they did...15 minutes is not time to get your family and get there!! most people will go into the storm to find loved ones; AND DIE trying to save others; she is stupid and has cold heart!

    May 23, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Cin

      I agree with you Bob. The news said the people only had 20 min and that is if they heard it. My house was hit April 21 not as bad as other people. I feel very lucky to have a house to live in. I feel for those people in Joplin I just hope their insurance companys are understanding and make it easy for them to rebuild. God Bless them all.

      May 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karla

      IAdrinna does very well providing information. I'm from Columbia, MO, and where I work does a monthly weather testing on all shifts. The City itself does a weekly (Wednesday) testing. This past week the sirens sounded and I hid slumped down in a closet on the cell phone with my daughter assuring her how to secure herself while she lye in the bath tub at her friend's home with a blanket over her (the storms were raging). If we could afford to live in a basement home, fine; yet we don't so we pray for the best. When your days are numbered, it's time to go. I am baptist, and people need to stop blaming God for what it really is. Man has no control over nature's raft, and when the skies turn gray, green and pink (these are signs) bad weather is here. I hear so many people say "they don't watch the news, because they get tired of hearing all the bad news." When the river waters kept rising in 1993, I kept telling coworkers that the storms are raging, and the river would overflow the banks. My prayers go out to the community of Joplin, Missouri; and oh ye of little faith, there comes a time when we gain, but we suffer losses as well. All thanks be to God, we are still here, and he spared many!

      May 27, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. joe

    im pretty sure there lying about how many deaths there are. the whole town is dead. i say ten thousand dead because 50,000 homes were destroyed

    May 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike in SW Missouri

    Joe, there aren't 50,000 homes in Joplin, there's a little over 50,000 people.

    May 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TXnative

    The state should be renamed Misery. Seems like when it rains it pours, god bless you all.

    May 23, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • MiseryMO

      LOL. You sound like a texan friend of mine; she hates Missouri and calls it " Misery ".

      May 24, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |