First Alert: Flash flooding, strong winds

First Alert Action Day Forecast update at 6 a.m.

(KFVS) - The First Alert Action Day is over.

Meteorologist Brian Alworth said, the threat of severe weather, has exited the Heartland.

The damaging winds and flash flooding continued to impact the Heartland for most of Saturday.

Severe weather over night led to the reports of fallen trees, flooded roads and many without power.

In Cape Girardeau, a tree fell on a home.

CGFD is on scene of a tree that has fell on a house. No injuries have been reported.

Posted by Cape Girardeau Fire Department on Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Today’s forecast

We have a Flash Flood Watch across the Heartland through Saturday afternoon.

Rainfall amounts between 3 and 5 inches are likely before the rain ends Saturday. This will cause low-lying areas to flood and travel will likely be impacted, especially in and around low-water bridge crossings.

A Wind Advisory is in effect through Saturday night.

Winds are gusting as high as 45 miles per hour and even higher with storms moving through during the evening can uproot trees with the saturated grounds and/or cause damage.

As the rain moves out of the area the temperatures drop, with the Heartland’s northern counties, seeing some sleet and/or snow showers this afternoon and evening.

Brian said, that the impact of winter weather should not impact travelers in the Heartland. Those who are traveling north to St. Louis or Kansas City, the winter weather may impact roadways there.

As discussed on this morning's Breakfast Show, as the upper level part of our storm moves in from the west this...

Posted by Brian Alworth KFVS on Saturday, January 11, 2020

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