LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Powerful winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour are possible Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, as a cold front sweeps across Missouri.

The fast-moving front will bring showers and thunderstorms, and sweep out the balmy temperatures the Lake area has been enjoying for more than a week. The NWS says wind gusts on Tuesday will likely range in the 30–40 mph range, but some of the strongest storms in central Missouri could produce up to 60 mph wind gusts. Outdoor items should be secured, and dock owners should make sure cables don't have excess slack and are in good condition.

Temperatures are expected to rise near 74 by noon, then fall by more than 20 degrees as the front moves through, in the low-50s through the rest of the day. About a quarter to half an inch of rain is expected. Tuesday night’s low temperature is expected to reach 34 degrees, with highs in the upper-50s or low-60s for the remainder of the week.

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