Waves of storms through Friday evening increase flooding threats - KMOV.com

Waves of storms through Friday evening increase flooding threats

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The St. Louis Metro and surrounding areas will deal with waves of rain and storms through Friday evening.

Parts of the area from the Metro-East to Lincoln County were hammered with heavy rain late Thursday evening. From Hawk Point to Troy and Winfield, Missouri, 4 to 6 inches of rain fell in just a few hours. Flash flooding in these areas will be ongoing through sunrise, especially if they are hit again by downpours and storms.

The Cuivre River at Troy received another 5+ inches of rain. Area creeks and streams will be running high again heading into the weekend.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for most of the News 4 viewing area until 7:00 p.m. Friday. Torrential downpours and periods of heavy rain will aggravate near-saturated soils around the area and possibly wash out roads. Please use caution!

For the latest watches and warnings, check out our Storm Mode page by clicking here.

Scattered showers and storms are likely on and off through Friday evening. The high will be in the upper 70s, but the humidity is expected to remain relatively high. Some storms may produce isolated heavy rain and cause flooding. A few severe storms are possible, so we will keep an eye out for damaging hail and winds. The rain will taper off during the evening. The weekend is expected to be dry.

Below you'll find a number of links that will help you and others track the storms:

Click here for the KMOV.com Storm Mode page with the latest weather condition updates. Click here for our interactive radar. If you're on a mobile device, click here for full weather coverage.

Click here to report, or check, Ameren power outages. 

Click here to upload your storm photos and video or e-mail photos to share@kmov.com.

You can also stay aware of any weather threat with radar and forecast updates by downloading the KMOVmobileapp!

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