The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center is forecasting the development of tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds over parts of the southern and central Plains Wednesday afternoon, evening and overnight.  A tornado watch was issued shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday.  The following counties will be under a tornado watch until 10 p.m.:

Audrain Barry Barton
Bates Benton Boone
Buchanan Caldwell Callaway
Camden Carroll Cass
Cedar Chariton Christian
Clay Clinton Cole
Cooper Crawford Dade
Dallas Douglas Frankllin
Gasconade Greene Henry
Hickory Howard Jackson
Jasper Jefferson Johnson
Laclede Lafayette Lawrence
Lincoln Linn Livingston
Macon Maries Marion
McDonald Miller Moniteau
Monroe Montgomery Morgan
Newton Osage Pettis
Phelps Pike Platte
Polk Pulaski Ralls
Randolph Ray Saline
Shelby St. Charles St. Clair
St. Louis Stone Taney
Vernon Warren Washington
Webster Wright