Storms Move Through Ozarks
Some damages were reported from storms overnight in the Ozarks. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.
Storms moved thru the Ozarks overnight causing some damage and minor flooding. National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Foster says, across the area, we had average rainfall amounts overnight of one-half to one inch...
"Locally heavier amounts, especially further west, up to 1 1/2 inches across western Missouri, also a few places to our east as well."
He says as you're out driving today, if you’re going to be near any low-water crossings, stay alert...
"We haven't had too many reports of flooding, but it's certainly possible especially in low-water crossings. Also, there are a couple of low-water crossings as you head east of Springfield, out in the eastern Ozarks, so anyone living near those flood prone areas, just be alert as you drive out to work this morning."
Strong winds overnight caused some damage in parts of Southwest Missouri, including Springfield...
"Once that line of strong, severe storms moved across the area late last evening, it produced some localized wind damage including southern parts of Springfield. There was some tree damage and maybe some minor structural damage as well."
The American Inn sign on E. Evergreen was twisted. Commerce Bank on Republic Road sustained damage as did apartments near Scenic and Republic Rd. Some homes in Battlefield were damaged, and there was some damage and debris near Sunshine and National.Foster says it’s going to be cooler and windy today with a good chance for some light to moderate rain.