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Heavy thunderstorms lead to wind damage, flash flooding in Jefferson City

A line of severe thunderstorms blossomed across the Highway 50 corridor this evening. It brought extremely heavy rainfall to Moniteau and Cole Counties. Flooding was reported on several roadways near creeks and streams in Jefferson City.

A flash flood warning remains in effect until 11:15pm for Moniteau, Cole and Southern Callaway Counties.

Radar indicated rainfall totals range anywhere from 1-5". Impressive rainfall rates were measured at Jefferson City Airport where 1.97" of rain fell in just 60 minutes.

A truck became inundated with water on South Blvd. near Washington Park in Jefferson City

A microburst was the likely cause of several downed trees in Jefferson City. Below are several pictures of large trees which were knocked down during high winds from the storm.

Tree down on Swifts Highway
Tree down near Southwest Blvd and Stadium Blvd
Tree limbs down on Elizabeth St.

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Luke Victor

Luke Victor gives forecasts on ABC 17 News broadcasts and reports on weather stories on air and online, giving viewers and readers a deeper look at what causes different types of weather.


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