Heavy storms in Northeast Missouri cause flooding and storm damage

Heavy thunderstorms pushed through the Tri-States Friday morning and resulted in flooding and storm damage in Northeast Missouri.

WGEM StormTrak Weather received a storm report of 6.38" rainfall near Edina, Missouri, in Knox County within a four hour period from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m.

The Missouri Department of Transportation also reported that Missouri Route 16 was closed in Lewis County between Lewis County Route Z and Lewis County Route F due to flooding. Motorists there will need to use alternate routes. 

Lightning also hit a tree on East Clay in Edina sending it crashing down between an SUV and a home. Police & Edina City employees say no one was home or hurt when the tree came down.

A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 10 a.m Friday for Knox and Lewis counties.

WGEM Meteorologist, Jeremy Ledford cautioned that was also a medium risk for severe weather Friday evening across the Tri-States. Thunderstorms are expected to redevelop over southern Iowa, quickly become severe and move into the Tri-States within an approximate 8 a.m. – 1 a.m. timeframe.

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