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Up to six inches of rain fell on parts of east Springfield Sunday night.  According to National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Foster, there were around 60 water rescues as streets flooded and stranded vehicles.

Doug Cramer, storm spotter training
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The National Weather Service continues its storm spotter training courses throughout the region.

Participants can learn how to identify features of strong and severe storms, hail safety, supercell structure and more. These trained spotters will be able to provide valuable real-time severe weather information to the National Weather Service and Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management.

The latest session was held Tuesday night in Greene County.

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Severe weather seminars planned for various parts of southwest Missouri will cover things like the basics of thunderstorm development and how to identify severe weather features, including the development of storms that could produce tornadoes.

Ted Martin is Branson’s Fire Chief and Emergency Management director.

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A winter storm system will push into the area today.  Gene Hatch, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield, said a wintry mix of precipitation will move in from the northwest.

"Initially what we are expecting is a mix of freezing drizzle, sleet or snow.  A lot of what we'll get will depend on the atmospheric conditions--whether we have ice in the clouds or not," he said.

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The Ozarks could see some wintery precipitation over the weekend.

National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Lindenberg said we’ll see light rain first tonight.  As colder air moves in, that precipitation is expected to change over to snow.

"With the heaviest along the I-44 corridor up toward Rolla where they could see three or four inches.  A little bit less as you head down toward Springfield with maybe one to two inches," he said.

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