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Heavy Rain Tuesday-Wednesday

A strong upper level low pressure system is developing across southern Texas and northern Mexico where this low is expected to remain stationary through Friday morning, sending several rounds of showers and t-storms to Mid-Missouri before lifting to the northeast by Saturday. Rainfall early Tuesday morning will be light in coverage and in intensity. There will be a chance for a few t-storms Tuesday afternoon, particularly for areas west of US 63 from 1PM-4PM in the afternoon that could be on the strong side. Heavy rain increases Tuesday evening, with a heavy band moving over Columbia from 8PM-10PM that could bring rainfall totals of .50″ to 1.0″.

Wednesday morning rainfall looks to be light and scattered north of I-70 with rain increasing in intensity and coverage Wednesday afternoon from 1PM-10PM with heaviest rainfall east of US 63 from 7PM-10PM. Totals from 1.5″ to 2″ is possible in Columbia with areas over I-44, could get 3″ to 4″ where Flash Flooding will be possible. Remember it only takes 6″ of standing water to carry a vehicle. It will be important this week to use alternate routes where roads frequently flood, particularly near the Missouri River. For additional weather updates follow @ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter.

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