First Alert: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of Heartland

First Alert 10 p.m. Forecast on 8/3
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 3:09 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 10:31 PM CDT
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(KFVS) - Damaging winds and flash flooding are the biggest concerns with thunderstorms overnight.

Laura Wibbenmeyer says the highest rain chances will occur after sunset, so please make sure you have a way to get warnings.

A heat advisory remains in effect through 8 p.m. for our western and northern counties.

More counties (shaded in orange) have been added to a heat advisory through tonight.  Heat...
More counties (shaded in orange) have been added to a heat advisory through tonight. Heat index values could reach 105 degrees.(Source: KFVS)

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Madison and Reynolds Counties in southeast Missouri until 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Parts of the Heartland are also under a flash flood watch.

The best chance for isolated flash flooding and severe storms will be across southeast Missouri.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue for your Thursday too.

The clouds will help keep temperatures down, highs on Thursday will only be in the 80s.

Counties in green are under a flash flood watch for the possibility of 1-2 inches of rain, with...
Counties in green are under a flash flood watch for the possibility of 1-2 inches of rain, with some areas possibly picking up 3 or more inches of rain in a short period tonight.(KFVS)

The weekend still looks mainly dry, with just a small chance of a few isolated storms.

Highs will be back in the lower 90s with feels like numbers near 100 degrees.

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