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  First Alert: Scattered showers, thunderstorms

Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade said there is a chance a thunderstorm or two could develop, but most areas will see a few light showers, if anything at all.

Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group to hold first meeting

  First Alert: Heat, humidity and a few strong storms

  First Alert: Heat, humidity and afternoon storms in the Heartland

  First Alert: Hot start to the work, school week

  First Alert: Muggy evening, a few storms possible Saturday morning

  First Alert: Quiet evening with rain, possible storms by morning

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  First Alert: Pleasant, quiet overnight

  First Alert: Drier air as weak cold front moves through

  Cooling Centers in the Heartland

  Heat impacts air conditioning businesses

  First Alert: Heat advisories, warnings today

  Ill. residents await federal assistance after flooding

  First Alert: Scattered rain, storms this evening

Scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Heartland this evening.

Moon, Jupiter, Saturn to align in weekend sky

This is your chance to see the moon, Jupiter and Saturn align in the southern horizon.

  First Alert: Chance of scattered showers in the forecast after midnight

Low temperatures tonight will be in the lower 70s in most areas with a few upper 60s possible

  USDA declares agriculture disaster in 102 Ill. counties following flooding

The governor requested the disaster declaration on July 3.

  First Alert: Warm, muggy overnight

  Large tree fell, blocked Bellevue in Cape Girardeau

FEMA approves request to add 6 more Mo. counties for assistance

  First Alert: Warm start to the workweek

  First Alert: Dry, hot start to the work week

  First Alert: Weekend looks warm, humid

  First Alert: Comfortable summer evening, lows in 60s

Tonight will be mainly calm and comfortable again. Lows will drop into the lower to mid 60s.

  First Alert: Afternoon is heating up

Pleasant final day of July.

  First Alert: Drier air, sunny skies

Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says temperatures are running in the middle 80s in most areas and will likely rise a few degrees before we begin to cool off this evening.

FEMA approves disaster assistance to Mo. counties recovering from flooding, storms

The approval means FEMA will assist with the cost of repairs to damaged roads, bridges and other public infrastructure.

  First Alert: Showers, thunderstorms and cooler temperatures in the Heartland

A slight cool down in the Heartland.

  First Alert: Humid and clear this evening, rain chances on Monday

Tonight will be mostly clear, warm and a bit humid.

  First Alert: Sunny skies ahead of more rain

This evening, temperatures will slowly fall through the 70s.

  First Alert: Beautiful weather in the Heartland continues

Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says temperatures will fall through the 70s and lows by morning will be in the lower to middle 60s.

  First Alert: Mild and sunny again

Another sunny afternoon.

  Crews working to fix storm-damaged American Legion in Jackson, Mo.

The American Legion in Jackson is getting repaired after powerful winds tore off parts of the roof in June.

  First Alert: Another beautiful, sunny day

Mostly sunny skies and very pleasant temperatures today. Highs in the lows 80s.

  Gov. Pritzker requests FEMA assess flood damage

The assessments will start on July 29.

  First Alert: Scattered showers continue today

The big news will be the cooler, drier air moving in later this evening. Lows by morning will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

Play equipment gets very hot under the summer sun

One of the play equipment we measured on Sunday was a slide that measured 151 degrees Fahrenheit.

  First Alert: Cooler weather and chance of t’storms, rain

The heat wave continues in the Heartland but cooler temps arrive next week

  FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY through Saturday due to extreme heat index

Please avoid prolonged time outdoor during the afternoon hours and if you have to be outside, wear light weight, light colored clothing.

  Don’t leave your phones, gadgets in the summer heat

Do you ever lay your phone down outside or in your car without thinking about the heat?

  Can you save a kid from a hot car in your state?

As the temperatures continue to rise don’t forget about your loved ones in the back seat. When temps are this high within just minutes cars can be nearly 20 degrees hotter than it is outside.

Find your nearest cooling center during the extreme heat

They said remember to call the site before visiting to make sure they’re open.

  Portageville, Mo. residents get air-conditioners from Ameren

This is to help residents beat the heat as temperatures rise this summer.

  Carter County preserving flooded documents with scanners

Ninety-five percent of the county’s historical books and day to day documents have some sort of water damage.

  FEMA agrees to conduct damage assessment in Cape Girardeau and other counties

This is in response to the flooding, tornadoes and severe storms starting on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring.

  Stay hydrated in the summer heat

It's going to get even hotter over the next few days and it's important that you listen to your body and stay hydrated.

  First Alert: Heat and humidity increasing

We have an Excessive Heat Watch issued starting Thursday afternoon through Sunday night.

Ameren shares energy-saving tips ahead of high temps

Ameren Missouri has some tips to reduce energy and save you money.

  First Alert: Flash flood warning for Alexander, Pulaski Counties until 4:15 a.m.

A flash flood warning was issued for Alexander and Pulaski Counties in Illinois until 4:15 a.m.

Ultimate Air Trampoline Park temporarily closed due to storm damage

The damage may cause the park to close its doors to the public for a few months

  McClure getting soaked by Tropical Depression Barry aftermath

Right now, it seems the focus of volunteers is to get people ready for longer flooding in the area.

  First Alert: Showers, t’storms in the forecast

A FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY has been issued for Monday and Tuesday due to expected heavy rainfall in the forecast.

  First Alert: Humid overnight, isolated t’storms possible Sunday

Flash Flood Watches will be in effect for much of the region from Sunday night thru Tuesday.

  First Alert: Dry, comfortable Friday evening

Laura Wibbenmeyer says a nice summer evening is on tap for Friday night.

  First Alert: Relief from humidity

Brian Alworth high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Missouri insurers estimate $139M in insured tornado damage

Missouri's insurance department says insured losses from tornadoes that struck the state this year are estimated to hit at least $139 million

  Flash flooding stalls vehicles in Kennett, Mo.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Lance Davis, about 10 vehicle were stranded because of flooding.

  First Alert: Hot and humid, Heat Advisory in effect

A Heat Advisory is in effect through 7 p.m. this evening.

  Earthquake insurance costs rising for homeowners near New Madrid Fault Line

Less than 14% of homeowners in the most at-risk counties pay for earthquake insurance.

  Ill. Route 3 at the Cora Levee reopened Tuesday

Illinois 3 at the Cora Levee reopened at noon on Tuesday, July 9.

  First Alert: Heat index to reach triple digits

Hot and humid across the Heartland.

  First Alert: Hot and humid, chance of storms

Most of the area will be hitting or close to hitting the 90s with feels like numbers near 100 this afternoon.

Tornado that hit Missouri capital damaged over 600 buildings

New figures show that more than 600 homes, businesses and government buildings were damaged by a tornado that tore through Missouri's capital city earlier this year

  First Alert: Evening shower possible but mostly clear

The summertime pattern continues into Monday.

  Flooding Fatigue: Cape Girardeau Public Works Dept. working around-the-clock since mid-March

As of July 5, 2019 more than 52 trillion gallons of water have passed through Cape Girardeau since March 12. That’s 115 days of the river being above flood stage and Public Works Director Stan Polivick said they are ready for a break.

  First Alert: More showers, t’storms to develop overnight

Meteorologist Laura Wibbenmeyer says more showers and thunderstorms will develop overnight tonight and likely start your weekend off a little on the soggy side.

  First Alert: Warm, muggy overnight

Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says temperatures this evening will be warm and muggy unless you get a storm.

  Hwy. 177 barricades removed in Cape Girardeau Co. drivers say

A portion of 177 that had been closed because of flooding appears to be open again as of July 4.

Equipment malfunction causes tornado sirens to go off in Perryville

According to the police department, there was no tornado warning.

  First Alert: Hail, heavy rain, gusty winds possible with pop-up storms

Laura Wibbenmeyer says the threat from the pop-up could be very heavy rain, frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds.

  Storm clean-up information for Jackson, Mo. residents

City crews will be collecting the debris until the end of the day on Friday, July 12.

  First Alert: Warm, muggy, isolated storms possible this evening

Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says temperatures will approach 90 degrees across much of the Heartland.

  Total solar eclipse moved across South America on Tuesday

A total solar eclipse moved across South America on Tuesday, July 2.

Day 111 of Cape Girardeau, Mo. at or above flood stage

Cape Girardeau Public Works employees haven’t caught a break from manning the pumping stations.

  First Alert: Hot and humid

Today will hot and humid

Hot weather can be dangerous for pets

Signs of heat exhaustion include excessive panting, vomiting, lethargic behavior

  First Alert: Mostly clear, muggy overnight

Expect it to be mostly clear and muggy overnight

  Additional National Guardsmen activated to southern Ill. flood fight

In all, officials say approximately 140 guardsmen are sandbagging, monitoring the levee and working security in East Cape Girardeau, McClure and Gale communities.

  First Alert: More heavy rain could lead to flash flooding

Temperatures this evening will remain warm and muggy with readings falling into the 70s late.

  Ill. Gov. Pritzker issues State Disaster Proclamation as flooding continues

The new state disaster declaration includes Alexander, Jackson and Union Counties.

  Kentucky Dam Marina to reopen after storm damage

The marina, boat ramp and parking lot at the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park on Kentucky Lake were temporarily closed while crews made repairs and restored power.