JOPLIN, Mo. - The stalled out front to our south and southwest will return as a warm front as we roll into Thursday. As a result, we'll see highs start to return to 90° under partly sunny skies. By the afternoon and into the night, the front will have enough warmth, instability and upper level support to get some scattered t-storms to develop.
For us, most (if not all) of the t-storms will stay on the strong side. Just to our west and northwest, there is a marginal risk outlined by the Storm Prediction Center. It covers a vast amount of real estate as it stretches from Kansas to the OK/TX Panhandles and up into South Dakota. There may be a slight risk issued within that area over the next day or so, but any severe t-storms that can develop will be capable of some high wind gusts and some sizable hail.