St. Louis area could see more storms overnight

St. Louis area could see more storms overnight

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Posted on June 18, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 6 at 8:49 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOV) -- Residents across the St. Louis area got a thunderous wake up Saturday morning as storms packing heavy rain, wind and lightning rumbled across the region.  Now, developing storms are threatening to do the same on Sunday.

4-Warn meteorologists say that the area could see more storms Saturday night and into Sunday morning.  Some of the storms developing Saturday night and early Sunday morning have the chance to become severe. Click here for the full forecast.

Tornado Warnings were issued in some areas on Saturday, however there are no reports of any tornadoes actually forming.  Tornado sirens were sounded in many communities. Ameren Corp. reported about power 1,500 outages in the St. Louis area.

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The storms caused no major damage, but strong winds managed to knock down power lines and tree limbs.  The heavy downpour sent water over the top of creeks, storm sewers and drainage ditches flooding streets.

Lightning also caused problems. A News 4 photographer found a tree struck by lightning at a house in south St. Louis near Loughborough and Pennsylvania. Click here to see viewer storm photos.

On Saturday, in the Kansas City area, winds reached 70 mph. The weather service says a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 70 in mid-Missouri's Montgomery County. A tree was blown over onto a car at Westminster College in Fulton.

Power lines were down in Monroe City in northeast Missouri, and large hail was reported near Hannibal. An electrical transformer caught fire in Hallsville, near Columbia.

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