Some much-needed rain came down across the southern part of the state this weekend, but not without causing some damage. Shingles blown off a roof in Battlefield, and 70 mile an hour wind gusts at the National Weather Service office in Springfield. That’s about as bad as it got during the storms that moved through the Ozarks on Sunday. The most damage and heaviest rainfall was in the Rolla area where up to four inches were recorded, and some power lines and trees were downed. But across the state, the big problem today will continue to be the oppressive heat and humidity.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Schauman says there were reports of downed trees and power lines in Phelps County. The big problem continues to be the heat, with temperatures around 100 and triple digit heat indices to match across the state.
Schauman says if you must be outside, cover your head, drink plenty of water, wear loose-fitting, light clothing and if you become ill, call 9-1-1 immediately.
KTTS in Springfield contributed to this report.