Missouri Braces for Severe Storms and Flooding This Weekend

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St. Louis, MO – Southeast Missouri is on alert as severe weather is set to impact the region this weekend. The US National Weather Service in St. Louis has warned residents to prepare for a significant weather event starting this afternoon.

Ongoing rain will taper off by noon, providing a brief respite before more severe weather arrives. The National Weather Service reports that isolated severe storms are likely between 6 PM and midnight, mainly targeting southeast Missouri. These storms could bring large hail and damaging winds, posing a significant threat to the area.

Additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop late tonight and continue through Sunday morning. The heaviest rainfall is anticipated in central and southeast Missouri, where localized amounts could reach 3 to 5 inches. Consequently, a flood watch has been issued from 7 PM today until 1 PM Sunday. This warning underscores the potential for flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas and places with poor drainage.

Stay informed by checking the latest updates and warnings at weather.gov/stlouis. The National Weather Service emphasizes the importance of staying aware of weather conditions and heeding any emergency alerts.

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