First Alert: Strong Storms move across the Heartland

First Alert forecast 9 p.m. 6/21
Kewanee, MO (Source: Jarrett Lawfield, cNews)
Kewanee, MO (Source: Jarrett Lawfield, cNews)
Kelso, MO (Source: Nancy Bledsoe, cNews)
Kelso, MO (Source: Nancy Bledsoe, cNews)
Essex, MO (Sourcwe: Gina Boyer, cNews)
Essex, MO (Sourcwe: Gina Boyer, cNews)
Near Canalou, MO (Source: Amy Roberts, cNews)
Near Canalou, MO (Source: Amy Roberts, cNews)

(KFVS) - A Tornado Warning for Mississippi and New Madrid County in Mo. was issued until 7 p.m. Several viewers sent in pictures of what appeared to be a possible tornado in Canalou and other communities.

A Tornado Warning was issued for Cape Girardeau and Bollinger Counties in Missouri. It expired at 2:45 p.m.

No reports of damage from New Madrid or Stoddard Co. Sheriff's Offices as of 7:30 p.m. on June 21.

  • Mississippi Co. EMA – no was damage reported
  • Stoddard Co. EMA – no was damage reported

Strong storms will move through the Heartland throughout the day on Thursday, June 21.

Power outages

  • None

Storm reports from the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky.

  • 2:48 - A "brief funnel cloud" was reported by fire and rescue in Scott City, Mo.
  • 4:34 - Tree damage with limbs down west of Morehouse, Mo.
  • 5:15 - Widespread tree damage along Sun Bryant LN. Portable building moved off foundation in Palma, Ky. Multiple trees down in KY Dam Village State Park near Calvert City, Ky.
  • 6:07 - Billboard blown over in Cadiz, Ky.
  • 6:34 - Possible tornado reported by state police touching down and lifting in Canalou, Mo.
  • 6:50 - A funnel cloud reported by a trained spotter two miles west of East Prairie, Mo.

It will be an interesting and unusual weather scenario over the next 36 hours or so, as an upper low spins west to east over the mid-Mississippi Valley.

Grant Dade says as the storms develop mid-level winds will increase across the area.

The severe weather threat will likely diminish around sunset.

Temperatures were a little cooler today thanks to the cloud cover.

This evening we will see temperatures mainly in the 70s. Lows by morning will drop into the upper 60s.

Friday will be mostly cloudy and cooler. There will be scattered showers and storms at times. Highs will range from the upper 70s north to the middle 80s south.

Behind the front, periods of showers are still possible tonight and tomorrow but it should be less intense.

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