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Heavy rainfall has caused significant flooding across the Missouri Ozarks. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.
Rivers and creeks are spilling out of their banks after the recent heavy rainfall. Andy Foster is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Springfield...
"Generally across the area we had anywhere from four to seven inches along the I-44 corridor including the Springfield area. As you head south across far Southern Missouri you had amounts in the order of eight to 12 inches, and it was locally higher in places."
Springfield broke a daily rainfall record Monday. According to Foster, 2.31 inches of rain fell yesterday, breaking the old record of 2.02 inches sent in 1999.We’ll get a break from the rain for part of today and then more showers and thunderstorms will move into Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas late today...
"After a brief break for much of today we'll see showers and thunderstorms move back into the area late this afternoon and tonight and continue into Wednesday. We're not expecting the same amounts we've seen the last few days, however, any rainfall we receive could result in additional flash flooding another inch--two, maybe, at most, but, again, flash flooding could result once again."
Severe weather is possible late this afternoon thru tomorrow afternoon, especially south of Springfield along the Arkansas border. There could be large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. But Foster says the main threat will be heavy rainfall.The rain should move out tomorrow. More rain is possible over the weekend, but Foster says that system will move through quickly, not linger as this one did.