First Alert: Rain moves through the Heartland, flooding concerns

First Alert 10pm forecast 4/25

(KFVS) - Rain is moving through parts of the Heartland and that means flooding concerns.

A flood warning has been issued for Most of Franklin and parts of Hamilton Counties until 11PM due to the flooding...

Posted by Grant Dade KFVS on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Some thunderstorms this afternoon were strong with heavy downpours. We’ve seen some reports of flooding.

Deputies on duty are reporting severe flooding through out the county. Some roads are currently impassable. If you see...

Posted by Madison County Missouri Sheriff's Office on Thursday, April 25, 2019

There was some water over the road on Hopper and Old Hopper Roads in Cape Girardeau.

The rain was coming down hard in Cape Girardeau. This is a look at Hopper and Old Hopper Roads. (Source: KFVS)
The rain was coming down hard in Cape Girardeau. This is a look at Hopper and Old Hopper Roads. (Source: KFVS)

According to Franklin County EMA: There was a water rescue in Franklin County.

EMA Special Operations Dive Team were dispatched to State Highway 14 at the Viaduct in Macedonia for two occupied vehicles off in the water. The dive team was called off, but four people were rescued by the North Ewing Fire Department.

At 7:50 p.m., emergency management reported up to two feet of water over the road on Highway 14 near Macedonia, and water over Route 34 near Hanaford. Flooding was also causing travel problems in Benton.

High water has been reported over State Highway 148 near 4th St. (Casey’s) in Christopher.

Parts of the Heartland have been upgraded to a “Level One” risk. There is a slightly greater risk of severe storms, including the threat for an isolated tornado.

We do not expect a severe thunderstorm watch or tornado watch but this is an area we are watching closely.

Level one risk for severe weather today (Source: KFVS)
Level one risk for severe weather today (Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

Temperatures are in the low 60s and will reach the mid 60s to low 70s for high temps today.

First Alert: More storms possible this afternoon

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Posted by KFVS-TV on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Friday will be drier and cooler with mostly sunny skies.

There is a small chance of a shower or storm on Saturday as a very weak front moves through.

The more active period looks to be about mid-week next week once again from about Tuesday evening through Thursday or Friday.

This weekend it is looking cooler with a small chance of showers on Saturday, but dry on Sunday. Additional rain and storms are in the forecast for next week.

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