Severe Thunderstorm Watch 487 remains in effect until 200 am CDT
. Missouri counties included are
Audrain Barry Barton
Bates Benton Boone
Callaway Camden Cass
Cedar Christian Cole
Cooper Crawford Dade
Dallas Dent Franklin
Gasconade Greene Henry
Hickory Iron Jasper
Jefferson Johnson Laclede
Lawrence Lincoln McDonald
Maries Miller Moniteau
Montgomery Morgan Newton
Osage Pettis Phelps
Pike Polk Pulaski
St. Charles St. Clair Ste. Genevieve
St. Francois St. Louis stone
Texas Vernon Warren
Washington Webster Wright
Missouri independent cities included are
St. Louis city
... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 7 PM CDT this evening through
The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast Kansas and
Missouri... including the following areas... in southeast
Kansas... Bourbon... Cherokee and Crawford. In Missouri...
Barry... Barton... Benton... Camden... Cedar... Christian... Dade...
Dallas... Dent... Douglas... Greene... Hickory... Jasper...
Laclede... Lawrence... Maries... McDonald... Miller... Morgan...
Newton... Phelps... Polk... Pulaski... Shannon... St. Clair...
stone... Texas... Vernon... Webster and Wright.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Tuesday morning
* an extended period of moderate to heavy rainfall is expected
this evening and through the overnight hours. A very slow moving
front is expected to move into the Ozarks late this evening and
stall across the area. This will lead to the potential for
periods of torrential rainfall and flash flooding. Rainfall
amounts from 2 to 3 inches will be common overnight. Some
locations may receive in excess of 4 inches.
* After the rainfall much of the region received from last night
and earlier today... soils are becoming saturated. Most locations
recorded from a half to one and a half inches of rainfall. This
recent rainfall in combination with the expected rainfall
tonight may lead to flash flooding on area low water crossings
as well as creeks and streams.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.