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An Approaching Storm System Expected to Bring Heavy Rain This Weekend

On Saturday, a persistent belt of warm, southerly flow brought ample amounts of moisture to the Mid-Missouri region. As a surface low pressure system centered over the panhandle of Texas pushes northeastward into Missouri Saturday night and interacts with this moisture, a widespread rainfall event is expected to ensue.

Showers will start out light as they make their way across the Missouri-Kansas border Saturday night. Heading into the early hours of Sunday, the system will shift into central and eastern parts of Missouri and intensify to a more steady, soaking rain.

This system is expected to produce anywhere from 1.5″ to 2″ of rain in our southwestern counties and 1″ to 1.5″ in our central and eastern counties, with heavier pockets locally.

The rain is expected to continue area-wide into Sunday evening before tapering off by Sunday night into Monday morning. Some showers could linger for areas north of I-70 early Monday morning, but the entire region is expected to be dry by Monday afternoon.

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