JOPLIN, Mo. — The steep drop in temperatures as a cold front bringing rains late Friday afternoon has stirred up some severe weather. The National Weather Service at Springfield issued a Tornado Watch until 11:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.

The storms after passing through the Joplin area seemed to shake things up more to the east. Our sister station Ozarksfirst is reporting that thousands are without power. “According to City Utilities, 4,300 residents were without power as of 9 p.m. Friday night. Outages are scattered throughout the city due to downed lines and broken poles.”

A picture of a damaged high-voltage line, from a neighboring utility, creating the outage in Southwest Springfield. (OZARKSFIRST)

Our sister station KARK-Little Rock, Ark. reports tonight that Monette, Ark. (NOTE: not Monett, Mo.) two people were killed and at least five hurt after a nursing home was destroyed Friday night during a tornado event in Monette, Arkansas, according to information from local officials.

Twenty or more people were trapped inside the Monette Manor nursing home when the damage occurred, a Craighead County judge said. Survivors are being taken to a nearby church to be reunited with family members.

The roof of the nursing home was ripped off. Other buildings in town also suffered damage, police say. Monette is to the NE of Jonesboro, Ark.

A few storms could produce winds to 70 mph this evening. Low end tornado risk, as well.

Posted by Ray Foreman KODE on Friday, December 10, 2021

EARLIER INFORMATION: INCL: Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Barry, Lawrence, Dade and Polk. CITIES: Anderson, Aurora, Bolivar, Carthage, Cassville, Goodman, Greenfield, Joplin, Lockwood, Marionville, Monett, Mount Vernon, Neosho, Noel, and Pineville.

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The Threat is almost done but lets clearify some things

Posted by Meteorologist Chase Bullman on Friday, December 10, 2021

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