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Several Inches Of Rain Could Fall This Weekend In The Ozarks


More rain is expected through Sunday.  The National Weather Service is predicting another three to four inches for a large part of the Missouri Ozarks, including Springfield.  The heaviest rain is expected later in the day Friday into Saturday.  And flood warnings are already in effect from some areas.  A flood watch is in effect through Saturday afternoon.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says travelers in Missouri should remain alert for the possibility of flooding. According to MODOT, floodwaters can be deeper than they appear and can hide hazards such as sharp objects and electrical wires. Floodwaters can also hide where a road has been washed away. 

And don’t drive through flooded areas--less than six inches of water can carry a vehicle away.  You can check road conditions in the state at or on MODOT’s smartphone app. 

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.