A tornado watch has been issued for central and northern Missouri until 8:00 p.m. Storms are expected to form and push into the area by late afternoon followed by a strong line of storms ahead of the advancing cold front.
Radar and Watch area as of 1:16 p.m.
I feel more confident of the severe weather panning out today as the cloud shield has stayed more to our north than it did on Wednesday, providing with much more sunshine and atmospheric instability. Currently the temperature is 5-6 degrees warmer than it was, and it feels plain muggy outside.
I'll update as I get the opportunity to.