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UPDATE: A flash flood warning is in effect in Greene County until 2 pm.  Some areas expected to experience flooding in the county are Route CC west of Fair Grove at the Pomme De Terre River, Scenic Avenue in southwest Springfield, Buena Vista Rd. at the Ward Branch south of Springfield,  Route C at the Little Sac River north of Strafford and Highway 125 just west of Highway 60.

A flash flood warning is in effect until 2 pm in Barry County.  One area expected to experience flooding there is Roaring River State Park.

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Take your umbrella and maybe some rain boots with you today and tomorrow when you head outside.  National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Schaumann says two to five inches of rain are expected across the Missouri Ozarks through tomorrow night.

The Springfield area is forecast to see two and a half to three and a half inches of rain with up to five inches possible in West Plains.

All that rain will likely result in flooding.

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For the first time this summer, the Salvation Army in Springfield opened its cooling center due to the extreme heat. And with the extension of a heat advisory by the National Weather Service, the center will again be open tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Jeff Smith, social services director for the Salvation Army, says one of the greatest needs for donations last week and this week have been fans.

“There are people who do not have air conditioning, who need for it to be a little bit cooler,” Smith says.

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Update: 10:10 a.m. The cooling center at the Salvation Army in Springfield has opened its doors to offer a safe place for citizens to get out of the heat.

The facility at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway will remain open until 7 o’clock this evening.

“We want everyone to have a safe place to get out of the heat and find relief,” said Major Mike Mills, Corps Officer.

Joplin Globe

As areas of Southwest Missouri impacted by flooding Tuesday, including Branson and Cassville, begin to assess damage, more rain is expected.  A flood warning is in effect until 5 pm in Barry, Christian, Dade, Douglas, Greene, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, Newton, McDonald, Stone, Taney, Webster and Wright Counties. 

The City of Cassville, parts of Branson, Reeds Spring and Roaring River State Park were impacted by flash flooding Tuesday, and there were  several water rescues. 

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