Flash flood watch in effect for mid-Missouri counties

Flash flood watch in effect for mid-Missouri counties

Flash flood watch in effect for mid-Missouri counties

Send the kids out the door with an umbrella!

We could see a shower during the day Friday; high 82. The department rescued a few stranded drivers during the last flood in August, he said. This "lift" basically increases the area of rain over Missouri and IL, leading to a heavy rain threat for much of Friday night through Saturday. Most flash floods that turn deadly are preventable.

The rain is expected to be significant at times as well as heavier close to the lakes.

The remnants of Tropical Depression Gordon are expected to drop heavy rain across much of Missouri through the weekend, creating a risk of flooding and flash-flooding. Not just rain, but thunderstorms could accompany the downpours. Anything after noon should be more isolated.

"Widespread rainfall of 2" to 4" is likely with locally higher totals (excess of 7") are possible and will be monitored. If you live in a flood-prone area, you need to be prepared. Flooding along rivers, creeks and streams will be a certainty as early as Saturday but even more unsafe is the rapid rise in water where heavy rainfall occurs, the could lead to a more life threatening FLASH FLOOD situation. The depth of the water can be deceiving.

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