First Alert: Severe storms, flash flooding Tuesday evening
(KFVS) - Our unsettled pattern continues for another day or so as occasional waves of thunderstorms move through the region.
A Tornado Warning was issued for Perry County, Mo. on Tuesday. It has since expired.
We continue to face a dual threat of severe storms and flash flooding.
Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says hail up to the size of golf balls and winds up to 70 miles per hour will be possible with the storms this afternoon. There will also be a small tornado threat along with a rain-cooled outflow boundary in the central parts of the Heartland.
Temperatures range from the rain cooled 70 to the middle 90s far south. The heat will continue to build this week.
Power outages in Missouri as of 5:45 a.m.
Ameren Missouri customers:
- 110 customers in Scott County
- 40 customers in Iron County
- 12 customers in St. Francois County
- 9 customers in Washington County
- 12 customers in Reynolds County
- 2003 customers in Cape Girardeau County
Black River Electric Coop:
- Bollinger County: 4
- Cape Girardeau County: 54
- Madison County: 2
- Wayne County: 18
Power outages in Illinois as of 5:45 a.m.
Ameren Illinois customers:
- 1 customers in Gallatin County
- 1 customers in Wayne County
- 1 customers in Saline County
- 2 customers in Williamson County
According to the Perry County, Mo. Sheriff's Department Nixle alerts, there was a tree reported down at PCR 538 and Highway F covering one lane. And, a tree was down on Hwy. A right near Indian Creek Bridge along with two limbs down on PCR 432. From PCR 716 to PCR 717 there was a lot of debris, and limbs down reported.
There were also power lines reportedly down on Main Street in Altenburg.
There was also a tree reportedly down on Highway P, just before PCR 316.
Perry County, Mo. Sheriff Gary Schaaf said there was a Citizens Electric line down on Highway J and a limb down, blocking one lane, on Highway M in Perry County after some storms moved through on Tuesday morning.
The Crittenden County Sheriff's Department in western Kentucky is asking residents to drive with caution because they have numerous reports of trees down and fallen limbs.
According to the National Weather Service: Trees and or power lines were reported down Tuesday morning in White, Hardin, Hamilton and Saline counties in southern Illinois. There were tree limbs down in Carbondale.
Trees and a fence was blown down on the north side of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Trees and power lines were down across Stoddard County.
Ping pong size hail was reported in Carter County, Mo. on the north side of Van Buren.
By the end of the week, high pressure aloft will begin to dry things out and heat things up. Highs in the mid-90s are expected with peak heat indexes well over 100.
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