Severe thunderstorms have developed in parts of Missouri with a system that has brought rain to much of the state this morning.
The system stretches from central Illinois through Missouri and into northwestern Oklahoma. In Marshfield, just east of Springfield, some trees were blown down and heavy rain caused some flash flooding. An inch of rain fell in Chesterfield between 9 and 9:30 a.m. and several locations in eastern and southern Missouri have experienced large hail and gusty winds.
The strong storms follow weeks of little or no rain in some of the state that one climatologist has called a “flash drought.”
The National Weather Service has several severe weather warnings and advisories in place. To view the storms in your area, visit the radar websites for the National Weather Service offices that serve Missouri: