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The NWS says severe weather will sweep into the Four States this afternoon

Southeast Kansas is expected to receive between 1-2 inches of rain, while southwest and central Missouri are forecast to get between 4-6 inches.

Spring has arrived in the Four States with high winds, warmer highs, lows, and storms. KRPS's Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with Meteorologist Megan Terry from the National Weather Service office in Springfield, Missouri, to give us a rundown of today's and tomorrow's expected storms and their severity.

Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.