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OUR VIEWING AREA AND PARTS OF OSAGE AND MAYBE EVEN SEVEN CALLAWAY COUNTY THERE BETWEEN COLUMBIA MISSOURI AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT AREA AND THEN WE HAD TO SELL DOWN IN PHELPS COUNTY AND ROLLINS. WE CONTINUE TO WATCH THIS VERY, VERY CAREFULLY. I NEED TO GO BACK. HANG ON ONE SECOND, JORDAN. I’M TRYING TO PULL UP KMAX ONE. THERE IT IS AND THEY NEED TO GO BACK IN HERE AND SHOW YOU THE CIRCULATION. AND THERE YOU GO. STILL ST. LOUIS IS IN GOOD SHAPE. THE LINE OF STORMS STILL OUT TO THE WEST APPROACHING HERMAN AND THIS IS A GOOD 70 MILES OR SO WEST OF ST. LOUIS. WE HAVE BEEN TRACKING THIS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH THIS. IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING WHEN WILL THIS COME INTO ST. LOUIS LET’S LOOK AT OUR “FUTURECAST” HERE BASED ON WHAT WE CALL THE HIGH RESOLUTION RAPID REFRESH MODEL. THAT’S LETTER AGE R R R. YOU CAN SEE HOW IT PRINTS THE LINE THROUGH THE AREA AND IT LOOKS LIKE THIS MODEL MAY BE LAGGING SLIGHTLY JUST A LITTLE BIT BUT YOU CAN SEE THE PROGRESSION OF THE STORM AS WE GO TOWARD 6:00 THROUGH WARREN COUNTY. BACK TO LINCOLN COUNTY PARK PUSHING THROUGH WESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY CROSSING MUCH OF CRAWFORD AND DENT COUNTY. AS IT CONTINUES THROUGH 6:30 AND WE ARE APPROACHING 7:00 SHOWERS DEVELOPING. WESTERN PART OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY. CERTAINLY ST. CHARLES. WE START TODAY IN STORM ALERT. A MAJOR STORM IS MAKING ITS WAY INTO THE VIEWING AREA. TORNADO WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED. THIS WAS THE SCENE A FEW HOURS AGO IN KASNAS CITY — SEVERAL DAMAGED BUILDINGS AND DOWNED TREES. WE START TONIGHT IS NORMAL OR. A MAJOR STORM MAKING ITS WAY INTO THE VIEWING AREA. TORNADO WARNINGS ISSUED. THIS IS A SCENE A FEW HOURS AGO IN KANSAS CITY. SEVERAL DAMAGED BUILDINGS AND DOWNED TREES. >>THIS IS VIDEO FROM SPRINGFIELD AS THE STORM MOVED THROUGH. YOU CAN SEE THE LEADING-EDGE RACE PAST THE O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE HEADQUARTERS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING AS A GAINED STRENGTH EAST OF SPRINGFIELD. WITHIN THE PAST HOUR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING IN PHELPS COUNTY. THIS IS NEW VIDEO FOR PEOPLE ON SNAP CHAT WERE RECORDING AS TORNADO SIRENS WERE GOING OFF NEAR ROLLA THIS AFTERNOON. THE VIDEO SHOWS TORRENTIAL RAIN AND EXTREMELY STRONG WINDS IS THE LEADING EDGE OF THE SEVERE STORMS WARNED THROUGH ROLLA NOT TOO LONG AGO. >>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE RIGHT NOW AT LAMBERT AIRPORT. THE MISSOURI GOVERNOR HAS ALREADY DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO THE STORM THAT COULD BRING TORNADOES, STRONG WINDS AND POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING TO THE AREA. >>>GOOD EVENING. >>WE HAVE THREE METEOROLOGISTS WATCHING CONDITIONS FOR A >>LET’S START WITH SCOTT CONNELL WHO IS BEEN WATCHING THE STORM ALL AFTERNOON.>>>WE HAVE BEEN TRACKING THESE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA FOR THE AFTERNOON. LET’S GET RIGHT TO THE RADAR AND THE WARNINGS AND LET YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON AT THIS MOMENT. IN THE IMMEDIATE METRO AREA IT IS QUIET FOR NOW, BUT WE HAVE WARNINGS OUT TO THE WEST. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE INTO THAT FIRST PART OF THE STORM. THE ONLY TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT RIGHT NOW. NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND THIS DOES INCLUDE PARTS OF INTERSTATE 70. FROM CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY THROUGH MINEOLA OUT THROUGH KINGDOM CITY. SEVERAL CIRCULATIONS EMBEDDED WITHIN THIS LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS ROLLING TO THE NORTHEAST. IT IS THOSE CIRCULATIONS THAT CAN QUICKLY SPAWN A QUICK TORNADO. WOULD BE VERY QUICK, BRIEF HITTING TORNADO. NONETHELESS, COULD CAUSE DAMAGE. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT BEING IN MINEOLA AROUND 5:11 PM AND EVENTUALLY TOWARDS DANVILLE AT 5:14 PM. THESE STORMS ARE MOVING 50 TO 55 MILES PER HOUR. FOLLOWING THE LINE INTO SOUTHWESTERN COUNTY DOWN INTO WESTERN PORTIONS OF CRAWFORD COUNTY. THE LIGHT OF APPROACHING CUBA RIGHT NOW. THIS IS THE STORM THAT IS HAD SEVERAL CIRCULATIONS AND PART OF THE SYSTEM THAT PRODUCED DAMAGING WINDS AND POWER OUTAGES SOUTH OF EDGAR SPRINGS THAT PROMPTED THE EARLIER TORNADO WARNING THERE. IT IS ALREADY IN CEDAR FORD NOW AND WILL BE IN CUBA IN THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES OR SO. BOURBON AT ABOUT 5:17 PM, SULLIVAN ABOUT 5:45 PM. YOU JUST SAW A FEW MINUTES AGO THE SKYCAM LOOKING TO THE SOUTHWEST FROM SULLIVAN. OTHER SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS INCLUDE DENT COUNTY RIGHT NOW AND ALL OF THIS IS PUSHING TO THE NORTH IN SO SOUTHWESTERN FREQUENT COUNTY DOWN INTO CRAWFORD COUNTY, GASCONADE COUNTY, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, YOU FOLKS TO THE WEST FOR THE NOW TO THE NEXT HALF HOUR STILL WILL DEAL WITH THE LIGHT. IT IS RACING OFF TO THE EAST. WE WILL PUT INTO THE WESTERN PARTS OF THE METRO AREA AND ABOUT AN HOUR OR HOUR AND A HALF. AND INTO ST. LOUIS ABOUT THE TIME THE BLUES TAKE TO THE ICE TODAY. POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WIND AND ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL CONTINUE. THE ENTIRE AREA IS UNDER A TORNADO WATCH THIS EVENING. SO KNOW WHERE YOUR SAFE PLACE IS AND BE READY TO ACT WHEN THE STORM START MOVING IN. WE HAVE TRACY HINSON OUT ON THE ROADS COVERING THE STORMS TONIGHT. DOWN HIGHWAY 44 I THINK YOU HAVE SEEN INTENSE STORM SO FAR. >>Reporter: WE CERTAINLY HAVE. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD FROM US, A BUNCH OF CARS HAVE PULLED OVER. THERE HAS BEEN FAIRLY STRONG WINDS COMING THROUGH. THE CARS IN FRONT OF US, EVERYONE HAS THEIR HAZARD LIGHTS ON GOING AT A NICE SLOW PACE. WE ARE APPROACHING CUBA, RIGHT IN THE MAIN LINE OF THE STORM. THE REAL FRONT OF IT IF YOU WILL. I AM MONITORING THE RADAR AND MAKING SURE WE STAY IN A SAFE LOCATION. AS YOU CAN SEE, LOTS OF WATER ON THE ROADWAYS, MAINLY RAIN AND WIND HAVE BEEN THE ONLY STRONG THINGS WITH THE SYSTEM SO FAR. WE HAVE NOT SEEN HALE, BUT THAT WIND HAS GUSTED VERY FAR. I SAW SOMEONE KNOCKED IT DOWN EARLIER IN THE PARKING LOT AS THESE SIRENS GOING OFF. WE GOT BACK ON THE ROAD. THAT MAN HAD BEEN TIPPED OVER. LOTS OF WIND. THE TREES ARE WHIPPING AROUND HERE. REALLY HEAVY RAIN AND EVERYONE IS TAKING IT SLOW RIGHT NOW. WE ARE ON 44 HEADED EAST. WE WILL STAY WITH THE SYSTEM AND CHECK BACK IN WITH YOU. BACK TO YOU. >>>THANK YOU TRACY. YOU CAN GET UP TO THE MINUTE WEATHER INFORMATION ON THE KSDK WEATHER APP, AND IF YOU’RE FOLLOWING HER FACEBOOK PAGE, WE WILL HAVE LIVE COVERAGE THERE ALL EVENING LONG. >>>BECAUSE OF THE TIMING OF THE STORM, THE CARDINALS ARE POSTPONING THE GAME TONIGHT. WILL BE MADE UP TOMORROW AS PART OF A DAY NIGHT DOUBLEHEADER. >>BUT THE BLUES WILL PLAY ON. THE ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN WORKING ON A PLAN TO KEEP FANS SAFE AS THEY ARRIVE FOR GAME SIX OF THE WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES. BRANDON IS LIVE OUTSIDE ENTERPRISE CENTER WITH THE LATEST. >>Reporter: THE WEATHER HAS DEFINITELY BEEN THE HOT TOPIC HERE TODAY IN ST. LOUIS WITH GAME SIX GETTING READY TO KICK OFF RIGHT BEHIND ME HERE AT THE ENTERPRISE CENTER. WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE START OF A TWO-GAME SERIES BETWEEN THE CARDINALS AND THE ROYALS. EARLIER TODAY, I MET UP WITH THE FATHER AND SON FROM SANTA FE, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WHO ARE BOTH DIEHARD CARDINALS FANS AND TRAVELED ALL THE WAY HERE JUST TO WATCH THE GAME. >>IS GOING TO BE CRAZY. I AM SURE TICKETS FOR THE BLUES GAME WILL BE OUTRAGEOUS. ESPECIALLY IF THIS ONE IS NOT GOING ON, BUT SOMEBODY IS GOING TO HAVE IT ON THE BIG SCREEN I AM SURE. >>Reporter: ALTHOUGH THEY ARE WEARING CARDINAL RED, THEY SAY IS THE BASEBALL GAME DOESN’T HAPPEN, WHICH IT WON’T, IT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, THEY WILL GO TO BALLPARK VILLAGE AND BLEED BLUE AND WATCH THE HOCKEY GAME. TONIGHT SOME 18,000 PLUS FANS EXPECTED TO PACK ENTERPRISE CENTER TO SEE THE BLUES TRIED TO CLINCH A SPOT IN THE STANLEY CUP FINALS. THE WEATHER GETS TOO BAD, FANS SHOULD STAY IN THEIR SEATS UNTIL IT PASSES ACCORDING TO THE STATEMENT FROM THE ENTERPRISE CENTER EARLIER TODAY. IF IT IS STILL GOING ON AFTER THE GAME, FANS WILL BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN THE ARENA TO WAIT OUT THE STORM. A MORE RARE OCCURRENCE AND SEVERE WEATHER IN ST. LOUIS ARE SOME ROYALS FANS I RAN INTO EARLIER TODAY WHO ALSO CAME HERE AND WERE PREPARED TO BRAVE THE WEATHER, BUT THEY HAVE TO WAIT ONE MORE DAY. >>BECOME EVERY YEAR ON THE TRAIN DOWN HERE. EVERY YEAR. >>Reporter: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE WEATHER ROLLING IN? >>HOPE IT DIDN’T FOLLOW US. >>HOPE YOU GET TO SEE THE GAME. >>Reporter: NOW, UNFORTUNATELY FOR THOSE FANS, THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW. THAT AFTERNOON INTO THE NIGHT DOUBLEHEADER BETWEEN THE CARDINALS AND ROYALS. IT WILL BE PLAYED TOMORROW. I DON’T THINK THEY ARE STEPPING ON ANY TOES WHEN I CAN SAY ST. LOUIS RAMS CAN BLAME THEM FOR BRINGING IN THE WEATHER ON THE WEST. >>>AS FOR THE HOCKEY GAME, THE BLUES CAN EARN A BERTH IN THE STANLEY CUP FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1970 IF THEY WENT GAME SIX OF THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS TONIGHT. >>THEY ARE UP 3-2 IN THE BEST OF 7 SERIES. FRANK CUSUMANO IS LIVE INSIDE THE ENTERPRISE EYE CENTER WITH A PREVIEW OF WHAT COULD BE THE BIGGEST HOCKEY GAME EVER FOR ST. LOUIS. >>Reporter: THANKS VERY MUCH. THIS IS NOT JUST A HOCKEY GAME, THIS IS A FRANCHISE DEFINING CIVIC PRIDE MOMENT. THIS IS A GAME FOR EVERY PLAYER WHO HAS EVER WORN THE BLUE SWEATER AND EVERY FAN WHO HAS CHEERED FOR THE FRANCHISE THROUGHOUT THE 52 YEAR HISTORY. TONIGHT I AM SURE THESE LEGENDS FROM THE PAST WILL BE WATCHING. BOB SLATER, BRIAN SUTTER, GARY UNDER, BRETT HALL, THE LEGENDS WHO HELPED TO MAKE THIS A GREAT FRANCHISE. AS FOR THE PRESENT PLAYERS, HOW DO YOU SWEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE POTENTIAL MONUMENTAL MOMENTS? >>SHUT YOUR BRAIN OFF AND TRY TO RELAX AND CALM DOWN. I THINK LAST NIGHT THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE WORST DAY YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE. TRY TO LAY DOWN FOR AN HOUR AND TRY TO TURN YOUR BRAIN OFF AND JUST FOCUS ON OTHER THINGS OTHER THAN HOCKEY. >>LIKE WHAT? >>WHEREVER YOUR MIND TAKES YOU. >>YOUR MIND IS ALWAYS DRIFTING I THINK AS A COACH AND PLAYER FOR SURE. BEING A FORMER PLAYER MYSELF, YOU ARE ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT THINGS AND SCENARIOS AND THIS AND THAT. THAT IS NORMAL STUFF. EVERYBODY GOES THROUGH THAT. >>Reporter: THE ALUMNI IS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THIS INCREDIBLE RUN BY THE BLUES. THEY HAVE AN ALUMNI BOX, AND THE OTHER NIGHT THERE WERE 30 FORMER PLAYERS CHEERING ON THE BLUES. WHAT A STORY IT HAS BEEN. LET’S SEND IT BACK TO 5 ON YOUR SIDE ISSUED A STORM ALERT THIS EVENING. RIGHT NOW SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS OVER VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE WESTERN COUNTIES FROM REYNOLDS COUNTY TO WESTERN IRON COUNTY, SOUTHWESTERN WASHINGTON, CRAWFORD, DENT COUNTY UP INTO SOUTHWESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IS TO GASCONADE AND PARTS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY. AND THERE IS THAT TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT, INCLUDING NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF GASCONADE COUNTY AND THE SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS RIGHT NOW OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY. WE ARE FINDING A CIRCULATION TO THE SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF WILLIAMSBURG MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST. THAT HOLDS TOGETHER, IT COULD VERY WELL IMPACT THE AREA AROUND MONTGOMERY CITY. BY ABOUT 5:22 PM. SO AGAIN, NOW WE’RE GETTING A TORNADO DEBRIS SIGNATURE NORTH OF REIDSVILLE, WHICH IS THIS PARTICULAR AREA RIGHT IN HERE YOU ARE LOOKING AT, SOUTH OF WILLIAMSBURG WHERE THE CIRCULATION IS. AGAIN, THAT IS MOVING NORTHEAST. I WILL LOOP IT OVER THE LAST HOUR. PRETTY HARD TO SEE THAT. LET’S SLOW THAT DOWN A LITTLE BIT. WE CAN WATCH HOW THE CIRCULATION IS ACTUALLY TIGHTENING A LITTLE BIT HERE. AGAIN, IT IS APPROACHING THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUST WEST OF THE MACON THREE MONTEREY COUNTY LINE ON INTERSTATE 70 KIT IS PRODUCING DAMAGE AT THIS POINT. TORNADO BELIEVED TO BE ON THE GROUND WITH THE DEBRIS SIGNATURE BEING REPORTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THERE. SO AGAIN, WE ARE GOING TO BACK THAT UP. LOOK AT THE LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WHAT WE ARE SAYING IS ALL ALONG THIS LINE THERE IS EMBEDDED CIRCULATION. YOU SEE HOW MUCH LIGHTNING THERE IS WITH THAT. LOTS OF EMBEDDED CIRCULATION. ALL OF THEM HAVE THE CAPABILITY, LIKE THAT STORM CLOSE TO REIDSVILLE THAT WILL CROSS I 70 IF IT HOLDS TOGETHER, JUST WEST OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY LINE IN CALLAWAY COUNTY, LOTS OF LITTLE CIRCULATIONS. THEY CAN VERY QUICKLY SPIN UP A TORNADO. IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE ARE LOOKING AT QUITE A BIT OF WIND RUNNING BETWEEN 55 AND 60 MILES PER HOUR. ALONG WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL. THEY ARE DRAWING UP A NEW TORNADO WARNING FOR THESE CIRCULATIONS RIGHT NOW. SO AGAIN, WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER TORNADO WARNING HERE PROBABLY BY THE END OF THIS NEWS BLOCK. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORMS, GET INSIDE AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS. LOWEST FLOOR. KEEP YOUR SELF IN A SAFE PLACE UNTIL THE THREAT PASSES. >>>REMEMBER THIS MORNING THE STORMS THAT ROLLED THROUGH IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. THEY CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE AT THIS RACETRACK IN WESTERN MISSOURI. IT FLIPPED CAMPERS AND DESTROYED THE GRANDSTAND AT LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY. FOUR PEOPLE WERE HOSPITALIZED. >>>TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO. A HOUSE DANGLING OFF THE EDGE OF A RIVER IN OKLAHOMA. THAT STATUS DEALING WITH MAJOR FLOODING AFTER THE STORMS LAST NIGHT SPAWNED DOZENS OF TORNADO SIGHTINGS. RAIN CONTINUED 5 ON YOUR SIDE STORM ALERT TONIGHT. WE WILL BE IN STORM ALERT FOR A WHILE. WE HAVE NEW TORNADO WARNINGS RIGHT NOW IN EFFECT. THE TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT FOR MONTGOMERY AND PARTS OF GASCONADE COUNTY IS ESSENTIALLY EXTENDED TO THE NORTHEAST, INCLUDING MUCH OF MONTGOMERY, PARTS OF LINCOLN AND PARTS OF PIKE COUNTY. YOU CAN SEE ALL THE INTENSE LIGHTNING WITH THESE THUNDERSTORMS. HAVEN’T HAD A LOT OF REPORT SO FAR OF HAIL, BUT IF THERE IS IT IS MORE LIKELY TO BE IN THE STORMS FARTHER SOUTH BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE AREAS WHERE IT IS WARMER AND MORE HUMID. IT HAS WARMED UP SOMEWHAT TO THE SOUTHWEST OF ST. LOUIS. IT HAS BEEN A PRETTY COOL DAY, BUT HERE’S WHERE WE ARE LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL OF QUICK SPIN UP TORNADOES COMING IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST. THESE STORMS ARE RAPIDLY MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 45 TO 50 BUYS MILES PER HOUR. BECAUSE THE SELFLESS PIKE COUNTY, WESTERN PORTIONS OF LINCOLN COUNTY, NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF WARREN COUNTY. THIS WHOLE LINE HERE, EMBEDDED CIRCULATIONS ALONG THAT, AND THE POTENTIAL WITHIN THOSE CIRCULATIONS THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A QUICK SPIN UP TORNADO. IN ADDITION TO THE 50 OR 60 MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS THAT WILL ACCOMPANY THE STORMS AS THEY RACE OFF TOWARDS THE NORTH AND EAST. THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS IS GETTING TOWARDS DANVILLE. POTENTIAL CIRCULATION BACK HERE ALONG SEVEN-DAY. WE HAD A CONFIRMED TORNADO FROM THE RADAR. BELLFLOWER 5:27 PM, MONTGOMERY CITY 5:17 PM. YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THAT STORM. YOU NEED TO BE IN YOUR SAFE PLACE RIGHT NOW. THIS WAS THE AREA WE WERE WATCHING IN HERE JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO. THE CIRCULATION HAS WEAKENED SOMEWHAT THERE ARE, BUT THIS IS WHAT WE CALL CORRELATION COEFFICIENT. WHEN YOU SEE A SPOT LIKE THAT, MEANS DEBRIS HAS BEEN LOFTED UP INTO THE AIR, AND SO THE RADAR CAN TELL THAT IS NOT RAINDROPS, THAT IS OTHER STUFF UP IN THE SKY AND UP INTO THE CLOUDS. SO AGAIN, VERY DANGEROUS STORMS MOVING FAST TO THE NORTHEAST. THESE TORNADO WARNINGS, NOT EVERYBODY IN THE AREA IN THE POLYGON WILL END UP WITH A TORNADO OBVIOUSLY. THERE ARE GOING TO BE QUICK HITTERS, MAYBE ONLY ON THE GROUND FOR FIVE MINUTES AT THE MOST, BUT THEY CAN STILL PACK A PUNCH. AS WILL THE WINDS. DOWN IN CUBA THE EMERGENCY MANAGER SAID HE WOULD SOUND THE SIRENS THERE. WHILE THERE IS NO IMMEDIATE THREAT, THESE STORMS ALSO HAVE CIRCULATIONS. THEIR RAPIDLY MOVING TO THE NORTH AND EAST. MOVING INTO SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF GASCONADE COUNTY, AND WE STRETCH THAT FURTHER DOWN TO THE SOUTH HERE ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO DENT COUNTY, REYNOLDS, IRON COUNTY. IT IS GOING TO GET REALLY ROCKY OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT HALF HOUR TO 45 MINUTES SOUTHWEST OF ST. LOUIS. THIS WHOLE LINE, THIS IS ONLY A SIX HOUR LOOP, REALLY COMING TOGETHER. TEMPERATURES IN THE 50s MUCH OF THE MORNING, THIS AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES JUMPED CLOSE TO 70 IN ST. LOUIS. IT IS IN THE 80s DOWN TO CAPE GIRARDEAU. THAT IS FUEL FOR WHAT IS GOING ON. LET’S TIME THIS OUT RIGHT NOW WITH FUTURECAST. 6 O’CLOCK, COMING UP ON THAT IN LESS THAN AN HOUR. YOU CAN SEE THESE STORMS WILL PROBABLY BE NUDGING WENTZVILLE AT THAT POINT UP TOWARDS BOWLING GREEN. YOU WILL NOTICE, YOU CAN SEE THE LITTLE NOTCHES IN THEIR. THOSE ARE CIRCULATIONS. WE ARE IN A SITUATION WHERE THE WINDS AT THE GROUND ARE COMING OUT OF THE SOUTHEAST, THE WINDS FARTHER UP AND ALOFT ARE RUNNING OUT OF THE WEST SOUTHWEST AND ARE HOWLING UP THERE, AND IT IS ALMOST ACTING LIKE A VACUUM CLEANER AND PULLING THE AIR UP, AND BECAUSE YOU GET THAT TWISTING OF THE WIND AS THE AIR IS PULLED UP, THAT IS WHY WE HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF SEEING THESE TORNADOES. THERE WILL BE A COUPLE OF VERY HEAVY CELLS AS WE HEAD TOWARD 7:30 PM HEADING INTO THE METRO AREA. THEY MOVE INTO THE METRO EAST AFTER 7:30 PM TOWARDS 8 O’CLOCK. STRONG THUNDERSTORMS, LIKELY DAMAGING WINDS, ISOLATED TORNADOES POSSIBLE. AND THEN WE ARE IN A SITUATION LATER THIS EVENING WHERE WE POTENTIALLY HAVE SOME VERY HEAVY RAINFALL THAT WILL CONTINUE AFTER THIS INITIAL LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS, AND THAT MEANS WE COULD SEE THE POTENTIAL OF FLASH FLOODING. AT THIS POINT OUR TORNADO WATCH INCLUDES JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY UNTIL 10 O’CLOCK TONIGHT. 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MutualofOmaha.com. SOMETHIN HAS TO GIVE TONITE—-THE BLUES ARE 2-0 IN CLINCHERS!!!. BUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN,THE SHARKS ARE AN AMAZIING 4-0 IN GAMES….. THEY COME IN HERE BATTERED AND BRUISED, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS HAV SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE TONIGHT. THE BLUES ARE 2-0 IN CLINCHING GAMES, BUT THE SHARKS ARE 4-0 IN ELIMINATION GAMES. THEY COME IN HERE BATTERED AND BRUISED, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THEY SEEM TO BE AT THEIR BEST WHEN THEIR BACKS ARE AGAINST THE WALL. BUT THE ONE THING THE SHARKS DON’T HAVE IS JORDAN BINNINGTON BETWEEN THE PIPES. THE BLUES PAINFULLY KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO HAVE THE SECOND BEST GOALTENDER ON THE ICE IN THE POSTSEASON. HE HAS STOPPED 100 ONE OF HIS LAST 109 SHOTS. IN HIS 18 PLAYOFF GAMES, HE HAS ALLOWED 2 OR FEWER GOALS 11 TIMES, AND HIS TEAMMATES ARE AMAZED. >>WE WANT TO BE IN THIS POSITION, AND WE WOULD IT BE IF IT WASN’T FOR HIM. WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK LEFT AND ARE TAKING IT ONE GAME AT A TIME, BUT YOU KNOW, IT IS VERY IMPRESSIVE WHAT HE HAS BEEN DOING. >>UNBELIEVABLE. REALLY FUN TO WATCH. PRETTY COOL TO BE OUT THERE WITH HIM AND BE A PART OF WHAT HE IS DOING. GIVING US A CHANCE. WE LIKE TO HAVE THEM BACK THERE. >>Reporter: THE BIG STORY TONIGHT, THE HELP OF THE SAN JOSE SHARKS. >>DO SHARKS HAVE BACKS? IF THEY DO THEY ARE AGAINST THE WALL. THAT WE KNOW. >>Reporter: THIS MORNING AFTER THE BLUES GOT OFF THE ICE, THE SHARKS WERE THERE FOR ONLY 15 MINUTES AT THREE THE STARS WERE NOT PRESENT. ERIK KARLSSON, THOMAS HURDLE. BANGED UP. THEY ARE OUT. >>IT IS A GAMETIME DECISION. >>GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE OTHER GUYS TO STEP IN THE LINEUP AND SHOW WHAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF. IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW WE WIN IT. >>THIS IS A GROUP WITH DEPTH AND WE HAVE GUYS THAT I KNOW CAN GET IN THERE AND GET THE JOB DONE. >>WHEN YOU’RE ONE LOST FROM THE SEASON ENDED, I THINK WE ARE ALL MOTIVATED AND CONFIDENT. WE ARE LOOKING TO WIN THE HOCKEY GAME. >>Reporter: TO GET SOME PERSPECTIVE ON HOW MONUMENTAL A WIN WOULD BE FOR THE BLUES TODAY, THE LAST TIME THEY MADE THE STANLEY CUP FINALS THE BEATLES RELEASED THEIR FINAL RECORD IN AUDLEY SMITH WAS A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL. >>BACK TO THE STUDIO.>>> THANKS VERY MUCH. SCOTT CONNELL IS HERE AND CONTINUES TO TRACK THE STORMS. VERY DANGEROUS. >>DANGEROUS STORMS, VERY INTENSE STORMS THAT OCCASIONALLY SPIN UP CIRCULATION THAT POTENTIALLY COULD PUT DOWN QUICK HITTING TORNADOES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE OFF TO THE WEST OF ST. LOUIS RIGHT NOW. AND AGAIN, YOU SEE ALL THE LIGHTNING IN THEIR. ZOOM IN A LITTLE BIT, A TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY RIGHT NOW STRETCHING INTO PORTIONS OF WARREN COUNTY, WESTERN PORTIONS OF LINCOLN COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF PIKE COUNTY. THIS IS ALL ON THE MISSOURI SIDE AT THIS POINT, BUT YOU SEE A NEW WARNING SOUTH OF THAT, AND THAT DOES INCLUDE PARTS OF THE METRO AREA. THE STORMS RIGHT NOW ROLLING INTO MONTGOMERY CITY DOWN THROUGH HERMAN HAVE LITTLE CIRCULATIONS EMBEDDED IN THEM. IN ANY CASE, WE CAN SEE A QUICK SPINNING TORNADO, INCLUDING HIGHWAY 19 COMING OUT OF HERMAN GOING TOWARDS MONTGOMERY CITY UP TOWARDS WELLSVILLE. THAT IS JUST GOING TO SPREAD EAST OVER THE FARMING COMMUNITIES OFF TO THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST OF ST. LOUIS. THIS NEW WARNING INCLUDES PARTS OF THE WESTERN METRO AREA. THIS LINE OF STORMS COULD SPIN UP A BRIEF TORNADO. RIGHT NOW IT IS A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING. WE ARE LOOKING AT WINDS 55 TO 65 MILES PER HOUR. IN JUST A FEW MINUTES UNION, PACIFIC AT AROUND 5:48 PM OR SO. CEDAR HILL AND O’FALLON MISSOURI GETTING IN ON THE ACTION AS WE APPROACH 6 O’CLOCK OR SO. AND AGAIN, WE WERE LOOKING, AND THERE IS STILL WHAT LOOKS TO BE SOMEWHAT OF A DEBRIS SIGNATURE UP INTO THE MONTGOMERY CITY AREA OR JUST WEST OF MONTGOMERY CITY, WHICH WOULD BE FROM DEBRIS THAT WAS LOFTED FROM THESE THUNDERSTORMS. AGAIN, STAY ALERT THIS EVENING. THE AS THESE STORMS APPROACH, THEY HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER. THEY WILL LIKELY BE PRODUCING NOT ONLY GUSTY WINDS AND TORRENTIAL RAINS, BUT ALSO THE POTENTIAL THAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE ALL OF THESE STORMS OCCASIONALLY SPIN UP A BRIEF TORNADO, ESPECIALLY AS WE HEAD DOWN TO THE SOUTHWEST OF ST. LOUIS. DON’T WANT TO FORGET YOU FOLKS DOWN IN REYNOLDS, PARTS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY. STILL LOOKING AT THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM THREAT DOWN THERE. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION. WE WILL BE BACK WITH YOU MOSTLY DURING COMMERCIAL BREAKS THIS EVENING. BUT IF WE DO GET A CONFIRMED TORNADO ON THE GROUND OR LOTS OF REPORTS OF DAMAGE, WE WILL BE BACK WITH YOU >>>HERE WE GO. APPROACHING AUGUSTA AND WE ARE WATCHING VERY CLOSELY HERE. WE WANT TO MENTION THAT YOU ARE WATCHING 5 ON YOUR SIDE AT 6:00 P.M. WE CONTINUE WITH OUR KSDK WEATHER COVERAGE. >>WE ARE IN STORM ALERT THIS EVENING AND WE WILL BE FOR A WHILE UNTIL THE THUNDERSTORMS CLEAR THE AREA. >>>TAKE A LOOK AT THE LINE OF STORMS EXTENDING FROM PIKE COUNTY WITH THE HEAVY STUFF IN WESTERN PARTS OF LINCOLN COUNTY INTO WESTERN ST. CHARLES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. JUST WEST OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY IN THAT AREA UNDER A WARNING AS WELL. LET’S GET YOU UP-TO-DATE IF YOU ARE JUST TUNING IN. TORNADO WARNINGS ISSUED FOR SEVERAL LOCATIONS AND I WANT TO PUT THOSE UP SO YOU CAN SEE THE AREAS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. WE WILL START WITH THIS GUY FOR ST. LOUIS COUNTY AND ST. CHARLES IN FRANKLIN. >>IT IS A SLOPPY LOOKING STORM AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE SOME PRETTY LARGE HAIL HERE PRETTY CLOSE TO AUGUSTA. SOUTHEAST OF THAT, THE CIRCULATION SEEMS TO BE TIGHTENING JUST A LITTLE BIT. THAT IS VERY CLOSE TO LAVERTY. IT IS MOVING TOWARD THE RIVER. >>AND LOOKING AT SAINT ALBANS, RIGHT ABOUT THERE AND BASICALLY ALONG THE RIVER UP THROUGH MADISON, THESE ARE AREAS THAT NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON AS WE HAVE WHAT APPEARS TO BE A TIGHT CIRCULATION.>>JUST FROM ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA AND NORTH THERE IS SOME HAIL AND IT MAY BE LARGE HAIL. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS LISTING HAIL ON THAT STORM THAT MAY BE AS MUCH IS TWO INCHES. THAT’S IMPORTANT. ALSO NORTH OF THIS STORM, THERE’S A TORNADO WARNING THAT WE HAVE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND WARREN COUNTY, THAT HAS SIX TIRED WHICH IS TO TAKE EXPIRED WHICH IS GOOD NEWS — WHICH HAS EXPIRED WHICH IS GOOD NEWS.>>SIX 07 — 6:07 AT MADISON AND 6:09 AT WILD ROSE. WIND IS PICKING UP WITH THE OUTFLOW FROM THE STORM AND WE ARE MINDFUL OF THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDED CIRCULATION. >>IT IS BETWEEN GRAY SUMMIT IN AUGUSTA. I ACTUALLY JUST SWITCH THE IN- HOUSE RADAR OVER TO THE TERMINAL DOPPLER AND IT UPDATES EVERY MINUTE. POTENTIALLY A LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND NOW JUST SOUTH OF AUGUSTA. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT HERE WITH THIS CIRCULATION. THEY ARE GOING TO GO IN A NEW TORNADO WARNING WILL BE ISSUED. POTENTIALLY A LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND SOUTH OF AUGUSTA. THIS COULD BE CLOSE TO THE STACKS.>>THIS UPDATED SCAN JUST CAME AROUND AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IT IS JUST NORTH OF LAVERTY. AS YOU ARE WATCHING THIS RIGHT NOW, WE ARE ANALYZING THE RADAR LIVE ON THE AIR AND YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE. LET’S CHECK OUT THE RADAR. LOOK AT THAT SCOTT, RIGHT IN THE AREA, WE ARE WATCHING RIGHT THERE, OF POTENTIAL SIGNATURE. REALLY, YOU HAVE A BRIGHT RETURN WITH INBOUND AND OUTBOUND WIND. I PUT THIS HERE SO YOU COULD SEE WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. THE AREA IN BRIGHT RED IS TAILLIGHTS MOVING AWAY FROM THE RADAR AND THE BRIGHT GREEN IS MOVING TOWARDS IT. THEN SOUTH OF AUGUSTA IS WHERE WE HAVE A TIGHT CIRCULATION AND WITHIN THE LAST MINUTE OR TWO, THIS THING IN THE LAST COUPLE OF SCANS HAS TIGHTENED UP. >>YET HAS. THIS IS AN OBSERVED TORNADO IN A SERIOUS SITUATION IN AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO THAT SEEMS TO BE LOCATED OVER DEFIANCE RIGHT NOW AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MILES PER HOUR. IT’S A FAST MOVING STORM. >>NOW WE GO STREET-LEVEL WITH THE TECHNOLOGY. YOU SEE SOUTH OF AUGUSTA AT THAT LITTLE SQUARE, THERE IS SANDERS ROAD AND THESE ARE SOME OF THE ROADS. HOUSES ALONG THOSE ROADS, IF YOU HEAR MY VOICE, GET TO THE LOWEST LEVEL OF YOUR HOUSE, IMMEDIATELY WITH AS MANY WALLS BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE OUTSIDE. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU HEAR WHAT WE ARE SAYING AND TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS A LARGE TORNADO, POTENTIALLY. IT APPEARS THIS THING IS CONTINUING TO TIGHTEN UP AND IT IS MOVING NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 50 MPH. AS I MENTIONED, THAT IS SANDERS ROAD AND IT WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE IT TO CROSS 94 AND TERRY ROAD. SOME OF OTHER THE — OF THE OTHER COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS. DUKE ROAD. THIS IS BETWEEN AUGUSTINE AND MADSEN. — MATSON. THIS IS MOVING QUICKLY TO THE NORTHEAST . I’M GOING TO BROADEN THE VIEW AND THIS IS MOVING OUT ABOUT 50 MILES PER HOUR. MATSON, 6:8 AND YOU HAVE JUST TWO MINUTES. THIS BRIGHT CIRCULATION CONTINUES TO MOVE IN THIS DIRECTION. I’M GOING TO CLEAR THIS FOR A SECOND AND LET’S TAKE A LOOP OVER THE LAST HALF HOUR. JUST A LOOP AND HOW THIS HAS BEEN MOVING. THERE YOU GO AS WE BRING IT BACK OUT JUST A LITTLE. YOU CAN SEE THAT IT REALLY JUST TIGHTENED UP. AS A MATTER OF FACT, IF WE CAN TAKE THE WALL AND GO TO CAMERA 1. I DON’T KNOW IF WE CAN DO THIS OR NOT, BUT I WANT TO SHOW YOU IN THE LAST TWO FRAMES WHERE YOU CAN SEE THIS REALLY WRAPPING AROUND AND THAT IS THE TORNADO RIGHT THERE. IT’S MOVING NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 50 MILES PER HOUR. THERE’S THE UPDATE AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS CROSSING 94. THERE IS THE CIRCULATION WITH OUTBOUND WIND AND INBOUND WIND AND IT’S MOVING NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 50 MILES PER HOUR. SCOTT, I KNOW YOU ARE MONITORING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, ARE YOU SEEING ANYTHING? >>WE ARE LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL FOR AN INTENSE TORNADO JUST EAST OF AUGUSTA. AT THIS POINT, THAT IS PROBABLY OVER AUGUSTA SHORES RIGHT NOW AND IT WILL BE HEADING THROUGH DEFIANCE AND WORKING ITS WAY UP HIGHWAY 94. A LOT OF WINERIES DOWN THAT WAY . THIS IS MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 45-50 MILES PER HOUR. SO, THIS WILL BE A SITUATION WHERE YOU NEED TO BE IN YOUR SHELTER. IF YOU LIVE ALONG HIGHWAY 94 OR ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY NEAR SAINT ALBANS AND NORTH.>>I WANT TO SAY RIGHT NOW IF YOU LIVE ALONG 109 TOWARD WILDWOOD AND NO STREETS RIGHT THERE IN ESPECIALLY FROM 109 DOWN TO THE VALLEY, THAT AREA, THIS WILL BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO YOU , DON’T TAKE CHANCES. WE WANT YOU IN A SAFE LOCATION. MONITOR WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE ON 5 ON YOUR SIDE . ARE WE STILL SIMULCASTING? GET TO YOUR SAFE PLACE AND IF YOU HAVE A MOBILE PHONE RIGHT NOW, HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE OUR APP AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MONITOR. YOU MAY NOT HAVE A TV IN THE SAVE AS PART OF YOUR HOUSE. WE WANT YOU TO GET THERE AND TAKE YOUR MOBILE DEVICE WITH YOU. WE ARE LIVE ON KSDK.COM AS WELL. YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE DIFFERENT AREAS. IT LOOKS LIKE DUKE ROAD AND SANDERS ROAD AND ALL OF THESE AREAS ALONG 94, THE TORNADO WAS OVER THESE AREAS AS WE GO STREET-LEVEL AGAIN. AND BACK OVER TOWARD BIRD CROSSING AND YOU MENTIONED AUGUSTA SHORES JUST MOMENTS AGO. HI POST ROAD, THESE AREAS IN ALL OF THESE COMMUNITIES. SOME OF IT IS RULE, BUT FOLKS IN THE AREA NEED TO KNOW YOU ARE DEFINITELY IN THE PATH OF WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE A STRONG TORNADO.>>THE VELOCITY IS INCREDIBLY POWERFUL WITH THE STORM AND IT IS MOVING RAPIDLY NORTHEAST. ONCE IT GETS TO THE MORE POPULATED AREA, TO GIVE YOU A REFERENCE, THIS WILL BE VERY CLOSE TO FRANCIS HOWELL HIGH SCHOOL. IT WILL BE SLIDING TOWARD WELDON SPRINGS AND COLLIERVILLE. AGAIN, THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE A LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND. HIGHWAY 94 AND INTERSTATE 64, RIGHT THERE THE RESEARCH PARK, IN THAT AREA, THAT IS POTENTIALLY WHERE THIS IS GOING. HIGHWAY K AND HIGHWAY 64 OR INTERSTATE 64, THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL AS WELL. THEN THE EXTENSION FROM ST. PETER’S WHERE IT SPLITS OFF FROM 94 AND HAS ON BACK TOWARD. IT MAY HAVE WEAKENED A LITTLE BIT ON THIS LAST SCAN. WE ALSO CAN SEE THE CIRCULATION AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE CYCLING. AGAIN, I TORNADO WARNING CONTINUING UNTIL 6:30. A CONFIRMED AND POTENTIALLY EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO JUST TO THE WEST SOUTHWEST OF THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS AIRPORT. IT’S MOVING AT 45 MILES PER HOUR. IF YOU’RE IN THE FAR WESTERN PORTIONS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY AND THE SOUTHWEST PORTIONS OF ST. CHARLES COUNTY, RIGHT ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER, YOU NEED TO BE IN YOUR SAFE PLACE. THE TORNADO SIGNATURE IS UP TO 7000 FEET. >>SCOTT, I’M GOING TO LET YOU DRIVE THE RADAR AND I WANT TO POINT OUT WHAT IS GOING ON. THIS IS THE CIRCULATION WE ARE WATCHING. TAKE A LOOK AT ALL OF THIS. THIS IS ON THE BACKSIDE AND THIS IS THE CIRCULATION. IT HAS TIGHTENED UP IN THE LAST COUPLE OF SCANS AND I WILL STRESS IT MAY BE A LITTLE BIT LESS INTENSE THAN IT WAS. BUT IT IS STILL A CONFIRMED TORNADO WITH TIGHT CIRCULATION MOVING NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 50 MILES PER HOUR. WE CAN TRACK THIS FOR YOU AND SCOTT, LET’S RUN THE TRACK NORTHEAST. AT 50 MILES PER HOUR, YOU CAN SEE HOW IT WILL MOVE OVER MATSON AND BACK TOWARD SENTARA . LET’S BREAK IT DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT A LITTLE SOUTH OF THAT WITH TRAFFIC CLOSE TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. YOU CAN SEE HAMBURG AND AND MAYBE THE HEALTH CENTER UP THERE CLOSER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. IF YOU’RE IN THE WILDWOOD AREA, WE MENTIONED TO CHESTERFIELD VALLEY AS WELL. THERE IS 64 WHERE THERE IS THE BRIDGE. THINK ABOUT THE FOLKS ALONG THE KATY TRAIL. THIS IS NOT A GOOD TIME TO BE AROUND HERE AS THE SYSTEM IS TRACKING IN THIS DIRECTION. WE WILL BE WATCHING THAT ON 109 BACK TOWARD THE VALLEY POTENTIALLY IN LINE WITH THE STRONG CIRCULATION. WE HAVE A CONFIRMED AND POWERFUL TORNADO HAVING JUST PASSED AUGUSTA. WE ARE LOOKING AT THE CORRELATION COEFFICIENT AND THE POSSIBLE TO — DEGREE THAT IS BRIGHTER THAN BEFORE. THIS IS KIND OF A FUNKY LINE, TO BE HONEST. WE HAVE HAD THE CIRCULATIONS AND IT IS HARD TO PICK SOME OF THIS OUT. WE HAVE CREWS THAT ARE OUT AND MONITORING THIS AND WE’VE BEEN TRACKING THIS LINE. IT’S ALL MOVING QUICKLY TO THE EAST/NORTHEAST. ST. LOUIS IS STILL IN GOOD SHAPE RIGHT NOW BUT YOU GET INTO WESTERN ST. LOUIS COUNTY AND YOU HAVE THIS SYSTEM MOVING RIGHT ALONG THE RIVER IN NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY. WE WILL WATCH AS IT PUSHES UP TO ST. CHARLES. AGAIN, PASSING VERY CLOSE TO WILDWOOD AND THE WARNING CONTENDS UNTIL 6:30. SCOTT. >>WHAT WE ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW IS A SITUATION WHERE THE TORNADO ITSELF, BASED ON WHAT I CAN SEE ON THE RADAR, AND WERE NOT ONLY USING THIS RADAR. BY THE WAY, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOLKS ARE IN THE DIRECT PATH OF THIS STORM. THEY WILL BE IN A SAFE PLACE IN A CONCRETE BARRIER. THIS STORM, AS IT’S MOVING NORTHEAST, IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS BECOMING RAIN WRAPPED. THE RAIN IS WRAPPING AROUND THE TORNADO. YOU NORMALLY WOULD PERHAPS BE ABLE TO SEE THE TORNADO, BUT IN THIS CASE, THE CIRCULATION IS SHOWING UP WITH RAIN WRAPPED AROUND IT. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE CIRCULATION IS PERHAPS NOT AS STRONG AS IT WAS. EVEN SO, IT IS VERY CLOSE TO THE KATY TRAIL. LOOKS LIKE IT IS GOING TOWARD MATSON. WE ARE TALKING RURAL AREAS . AGAIN, THIS IS SLIDING NORTHEAST IN DOING SO RAPIDLY. THE POTENTIAL FOR NOT ONLY THE CIRCULATION, BUT ALSO AS THE RAIN WRAPS AROUND THAT CIRCULATION, THAT INITIAL CIRCULATION WITH THE TORNADO, WE COULD SEE REDEVELOPMENT FURTHER TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST. THE TORNADO WARNING IS CONTINUING IN THE MAIN CONCERN RIGHT NOW IS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF ST. CHARLES COUNTY AND STRETCHING PERHAPS INTO THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF ST. CHARLES COUNTY AS THIS WILL SLIDE RIGHT ALONG AND WEST/NORTHWEST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER. IT COULD ALSO JUMP ALONG JUST TO THE EAST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER INTO ST. LOUIS COUNTY AS WELL. AN INTENSE LINE OF STORMS.>>>WE MENTIONED SENTARA AND CHESTERFIELD AT 6:28. PARTS OF CHESTERFIELD, THAT’S A LARGE AREA. YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE AREA CLOSER TO THE VALLEY AND THE OUTLET MALLS, THAT’S THE AREA WE ARE MOST CONCERNED WITH. FOLKS MAY BE RUNNING OR CYCLING ALONG THE KATY TRAIL OR EVEN THE AREA, YOU DON’T WANT TO BE THERE. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. >>THE TEDIOUS OR THE TORNADO DEGREE SIGNATURE GOT UP TO ABOUT 10,000 FEET WHICH SUGGESTS A POTENTIALLY VIOLENT TORNADO. IF YOU ARE IN THE DEFIANCE AREA, YOU NEED TO BE IN YOUR SHELTER, IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU LIVE IN THE DEFIANCE AREA . YOU GO FROM DOWNTOWN DEFIANCE AND OUT FIVE MILES. IF YOU ARE WITHIN FIVE MILES OF DEFIANCE, YOU NEED TO BE IN THE BASEMENT RIGHT NOW. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BASEMENT, THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE IS ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OF WHATEVER BUILDING YOU ARE IN AND YOU NEED TO PUT AS MANY WALLS BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE AS IS POSSIBLE. AGAIN, THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE DEFIANCE IS ABOUT TO SEE THE STORM PLOW IN. IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS ON THE GROUND. IT HAS BEEN OVER A FAIRLY RURAL AREA AND NOW DEFIANCE IS THE NEXT POPULATION CENTER. IF YOU ARE WITHIN THAT FIVE MILES OR EVEN THREE MILES OF DEFIANCE, GET TO THE BASEMENT RIGHT NOW. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS . YOU NEED TO BE IN THE BASEMENT AND IN YOUR SAFE PLACE. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM, RIGHT NOW. IT IS VERY CLOSE TO SLIDING UP THE HIGHWAY.>>THE CIRCULATION IS TIGHT AND AROUND THREE MILES. IT’S A VERY LARGE TORNADO. WE NEED TO STRESS THIS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU TAKE LIGHTLY. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT NOW WE HAVE THE FORMATION AND THE DEBRIS SIGNATURE SHOWS IT IS LOFTING UP TO 10,000 FEET. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL AND YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED AND TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATE THE. ANOTHER TRACK ON THIS BECAUSE IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW THIS THING IS MOVING AND WHERE IT IS GOING NEXT. I’M GOING TO BACK THE SOFT AND YOU CAN SEE HOW IT TIGHTENS UP. THIS IS 15-20 MINUTES AND YOU CAN SEE THE TIGHTS WHEN OUT OF THE CELL FROM AUGUSTA AND IT IS TRACKING ALONG. YOU CAN SEE THAT IT IS TRACKING DUE NORTHEAST. I’M GOING TO PUT A TRACK ON THIS AND CONTINUE IN THAT DIRECTION, THE SAME DIRECTION WE JUST SAW IT COME FROM. IT IS TRACKING TOWARD THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. >>IT IS. I’M LOOKING AT THE RADAR FROM THE DOPPLER AND THERE IS TIGHT CIRCULATION. YOU CAN SEE THAT IS STARTING TO FADE AND NOW YOU LOOK UP HERE AT THE AREA THAT IS BETWEEN DEFIANCE AND A LITTLE CLOSER TOWARD MAYBE HIGHWAY DOUBLE D. MAYBE IT IS TRYING TO REFORM THE CIRCULATION IN THAT AREA RIGHT NOW. IT IS REALLY HARD TO SAY. WITH THE STORMS, WE KNOW THAT IT IS THROWING DEBRIS UP TO 10,000 FEET IN THE AIR. THAT IS PIECES OF TREES AND LEAVES AND PERHAPS CHUNKS OF SHINGLES OR WHATEVER ELSE IS ON THE GROUND. IF YOU CAN GET IT TO THE LOFT OF 10,000 FEET, THAT’S A POTENTIAL FOR A STRONG STORM. THAT IS WHAT THE RADAR HAS SHOWN US. TRADITIONALLY, IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS WHERE WE MAY HAVE A TORNADO ON THE GROUND AND ONGOING DAMAGE, THE PLACES IMPACTED BY THE DAMAGE DON’T NECESSARILY REALIZE IT RIGHT AWAY. EMERGENCY CREWS AND FIRST RESPONDERS ARE BUSY TRYING TO ASSESS THE SITUATION AT THE MOMENT. THEY ARE TRYING TO RESPOND AND HELP PEOPLE. SO, THEY DON’T HAVE TIME TO BE JABBERING ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON . REPORTS ARE OFTEN DELAYED AND WE HAVE TO GO BY WHAT WE CAN SEE ON THE RADAR. BECAUSE OF THAT, IT LOOKS LIKE THERE ARE MAJOR ISSUES. >>SOMETHING REALLY SCATTER — SCARY TO CONSIDER IS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE RADAR, THERE’S A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF RAIN. YOU HAVE A RAIN WRAPPED TORNADO WITH VIOLENT CIRCULATION. YOU HAVE A LOT GOING ON AND YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT VERY WELL. >>WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT BEING WEATHER AWARE, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. YOU HAVE TO LISTEN FOR THE CLASSIC SOUND OF A FREIGHT TRAIN . PEOPLE SAY IT SOUNDS LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN AND THAT MAY BE YOUR ONLY WARNING WITH ALL THE RAIN POUNDING THE HOUSE AND THEN YOU HEAR THAT NOISE. YOU HAVE TO TAKE US SERIOUSLY. WE JUST HAD AN UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. AT 6:19, A CONFIRMED TORNADO OVER WELDON SPRING MOVING NORTH OF 45 MILES PER HOUR. WE CONTINUE TO WATCH THIS VERY CLOSELY. I’VE CONFIRMED TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45. MAY BE A TRANSITION OR REEF FORMATION. WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE HERE. IT IS ESSENTIALLY RIGHT ON TOP OF THAT LOCATION AND YOU ARE MONITORING THE TERMINAL DOPPLER AS WELL? >>YES, IT IS IN THE GENERAL VICINITY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. I AM THINKING THERE IS POTENTIALLY A CIRCULATION RIDE AROUND BROOM RIDGE AND THEN BACK TOWARD GARDEN PRAIRIE — GARDEN PRAIRIE. THAT IS MORE BROAD, BUT NONETHELESS CONCERNING AS THE STORM MOVES NORTHEAST. >>SOME AREAS FARTHER TO THE SOUTH LIKE FRANKLIN COUNTY, YOU’RE IN BETTER SHAPE RIGHT NOW AS THE MAIN CIRCULATION HAS PASSED YOU OR SOUTHERN PARTS OF WESTERN ST. LOUIS COUNTY. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MAY BE A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE DIRECT THREAT OF A TORNADO WHICH IS WELL TO YOUR NORTH. I WANT EVERYONE TO STAY VERY MUCH ON GUARD IN THIS AREA AS WE CONTINUE TO WATCH. I’M TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON. AGAIN, THE WARNINGS. THAT IS A LIVE IMAGE LOOKING BACK AT THE CHESTERFIELD VALLEY AND WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR. THEN YOU SEE THE RADAR AND YOU SEE THE TORNADO CYCLING. UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE NOT DONE WITH THIS BY ANY STRETCH. THERE IS MORE RAIN SOUTH OF THAT. THIS IS THE GREATEST THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER AND YOU CAN SEE THIS NEW WARNING FOR MUCH OF ST. CHARLES AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY. IT ALSO INCLUDES PARTS OF CALHOUN AND ST. LOUIS AND ST. CHARLES COUNTIES.>>THE WEATHER SERVICE SAID THEY BELIEVE THAT THE TORNADO BRIEFLY LIFTED OVER THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE . THEY DID GET THE RAPID MOTION WITH A CLOUD PASSING OVER. SO FAR THEY DON’T HAVE A VISIBLE TORNADO, BUT THE CIRCULATION IS DEFINITELY THERE AND IS MOVING TO A MORE POPULATED AREA. THIS WILL PUSH NORTHEAST ALONG HIGHWAY 94 AND IT IS NOW CROSSING ROUGHLY INTERSTATE 64 AND HIGHWAY 40. NOW WE HAVE A CURRENT — CONFIRMED TORNADO NEAR HARDEST AND. THAT TORNADO WARNING EXTENDED FROM THERE. YOU CAN SEE IT IS ALMOST OF THE TORNADO ALLEY PATH WHICH NOTORIOUSLY TAKES IT. IN THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY. THAT GOOD FRIDAY TORNADO THAT WE SAW IN TWO YEARS AFTER THAT WITH A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT TORNADOES. SO, THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE STORM AND IT IS CYCLING RIGHT NOW. IT WILL CONTINUING THE CYCLING PROCESS. THE CIRCULATION WITH THE STORM SPENDING IT STARTS TO WEAKEN AND IT FOCUSES IS ENERGY IN A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT SPOT AND STARTS TAKE OVER. >>YOU HAVE ONE AREA THAT STARTS TO WEAKEN AND ANOTHER PICKS UP NEXT TO IT AND THE ENERGY IS JUST TRANSFERRING. SOMETIMES IT ACCELERATES FORWARD A LITTLE BIT OR MOVES NORTH OR EAST. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT WITH THIS PARTICULAR LINE. AGAIN, A WARNING FOR ST. LOUIS, SOUTHERN CALHOUN AND ST. CHARLES COUNTY. YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY ANOTHER 34 MINUTES UNDER THIS PARTICULAR ONE. >>ATTENDED — INTENSE WIND IN THE AREA JUST WEST OF GARDEN PRAIRIE AND ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF GARDEN PRAIRIE TOWARD WESTERN ST. LOUIS AND UP TOWARD O’FALLON. THAT IS MOVING TOWARD SAINT PAUL AND EVENTUALLY WILL CONTINUE. THAT WILL SLIDE RIGHT THROUGH O’FALLON. THERE IS SLIGHT CIRCULATION THERE THAT COULD IN FACT INDICATE A TORNADO AS WELL. THERE IS THE BACKSIDE OF THE STORM IN WASHINGTON, MISSOURI. THERE ARE REPORTS OF WIND AND TREE BRANCHES DOWN IN THAT AREA . >>WE HAVE NUMEROUS CREWS OUT REACTING AND RESPONDING TO WHAT WERE GETTING NOW IN INVESTIGATING THE POTENTIAL CONFIRMED POWERFUL TORNADO. WE HAVE ACTIVE TORNADOES RIGHT NOW AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT. NO AS YOU STAY WITH US THIS EVENING THAT YOU WILL GET MORE INFORMATION AS WE HAVE CREWS OUT WE CAN PROVIDE LIVE PICTURES AS WELL. >>>IS SERIOUS SITUATION TONIGHT WITH THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PRODUCED ALL THE STORMS ACROSS TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA. WE ARE MONITORING DEVELOPMENTS AND WE ARE IN CONTACT WITH THE NEWSROOM. IF YOU HAVE ANY REPORTS TO SHARE, JUMP IN. SCOTT AND I ARE DOING A LOT OF TALKING, BUT THERE’S A LOT OF INFORMATION. >>>AT THE ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THEY HAVE STOPPED INCOMING AND OUTGOING PLANES. THERE’S A GROUND STOP AT THE ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RIGHT NOW. AFTER THE GOOD FRIDAY TORNADO, LAMBERT THEN BECAME THE FIRST AIRPORT IN THE COUNTRY TO BE STORM READY. MANY SEVERE WEATHER LOCATIONS ARE NOW AND I IMAGINE THEY ARE MOVING PEOPLE TO THE SAFE SPOTS AT THE AIRPORT. IF YOU ARE IN THAT AREA OF PRINCETON AND FLORENCE AND HAZLETON AND ST. CHARLES AND BACK TO O’FALLON AND TOWARD ST. LOUIS. IT LOOKS LIKE NORTH ST. LOUIS HAS SEEN A LOT OF TREMENDOUS WIND AND THE CIRCULATIONS, IT IS JUST A SITUATION WHERE YOU COULD HAVE THE CIRCULATIONS VERY QUICKLY IN AN ACROSS THE AREA. LAMBERT, ALL FLAKES IN AND OUT, THE FAA HAS A GROUND STOP SITUATION RIGHT NOW. NOBODY IS COMING OR GOING IN AND OUT OF LAMBERT.>>I WAS JUST GOING TO MENTION ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE SOUTH, THERE IS A FEW HOOCH AREA UNDER A WARNING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THAT AS THIS ENTIRE LINE MOVES CLOSER TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND WORKS EASTWARD , EVERYONE IS UNDER A WARNING FROM REYNOLDS AND IRON COUNTY AND DOWN AROUND MADISON COUNTY AND BACK UP THROUGH ST. FRANCIS AND JEFFERSON COUNTY AND ONTO WASHINGTON COUNTY, ALL UNDER A THUNDERSTORM WARNING. AREAS INCLUDING LINCOLN AND WARREN COUNTY ARE UNDER A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING. I WILL SAY WARREN COUNTY RIGHT NOW IS IN BETTER SHAPE. THE BIGGEST CONCERN IS THE TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ST. CHARLES AND THE SOUTHERNMOST TIP OF CALHOUN AND NORTHERN ST. LOUIS COUNTY. YOU ARE UNDER A TORNADO WARNING RIGHT NOW. THIS WILL RUN THROUGH 7:00. >>WHEN WE LOOK AT THE CIRCULATIONS EMBEDDED IN THIS STORM, CRAIG, WE MENTIONED EARLIER THAT WE WERE BASICALLY LOOKING UP 10,000 FEET TO SEE DEBRIS. WE DO HAVE THE CIRCULATION IN THAT AREA AROUND WITH NO VISIBLE TORNADO OR DEBRIS AT THIS POINT. BUT, I’M LOOKING BACK TOWARD LATE ST. LOUIS AND O’FALLON AND HEADED TOWARD ST. PAUL AND I SEE A LOT OF WIND AND I SEE THESE TRANSIENT CIRCULATIONS COMING AND GOING. TO BE HONEST, IT IS VERY CONCERNING. WE DON’T KNOW AT WHAT POINT THAT ONE OF THESE CAN DO LIKE IT DID AROUND THE AUGUSTINE AREA AND JUST INSTANTANEOUSLY, IN A MINUTE OR TWO, DROP OUT OF THE SKY AND TIGHTEN UP AND BECOME INTENSE CIRCULATION. SO, THAT’S A CONCERN.>>I’M GOING TO DO A LARGE LINE TRACK. WHEN I AM PUTTING UP IS THE LINE MOVING EAST/NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 45-50 MILES PER HOUR. THIS IS THE TRACK OVER THE NEXT HOUR AND IT GIVES YOU A FEEL FOR THE ARRIVAL TIME. OBVIOUSLY PARTS OF ST. CHARLES ALREADY GETTING HIT AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE IT MOVE ACROSS ST. CHARLES. ARNOLD AROUND 6:42 IN ST. LOUIS AT THE ARCH CLOSE TO 7:00. WE ARE CLOSE TO THAT LOCATION AT OUR STUDIOS ON MARKET STREET. 5 ON YOUR SIDE . IT WILL BE VERY CLOSE TO THE STUDIO IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR OR SO IF IT CONTINUES IN THIS DIRECTION. WITHIN THE NEXT HALF HOUR TO ONE HOUR, IT WILL MOVE ACROSS MUCH OF METRO ST. LOUIS.>>IT LOOKS LIKE THE STRONGER WIND IS STARTING TO PUSH INTO BALLWIN IN THAT AREA TOWARD MANCHESTER AND 41. IT SEEMS LIKE IT MAY BE AROUND SULPHUR SPRINGS. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT BEING OVER 109. WE ARE TALKING INTENSE STORMS WITH MAYBE SOME HAIL. THERE WE GO, WE HAVE DIME SIZED HAIL BEING REPORTED IN CHESTERFIELD. THE COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE TELLING US THAT SMALL TREES HAVE SNAPPED AT 5:00 THERE. AGAIN, THE STORMS ARE PACKING A PUNCH. WE ARE AT THE JUNCTURE OF THIS STORM WITH A TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT THAT USE THE OUTLINE COVERING AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS. IT DOESN’T TECHNICALLY COVER THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS. WE ARE LOOKING NOW AT WILDWOOD WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF WHEN. I THINK WE WILL GET A NEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING AND IN JUST A MINUTE. >>WE JUST DID. SCOTT, IT IS INTERESTING, AND I WILL MAKE NOTE AS WELL THAT THERE WILL BE WIND DAMAGE IS — AROUND THE AREA. SMALL TREES AND LESS THAN STURDY BUILDINGS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL GO OUT AND DO SURVEYS TO DETERMINE IF IT IS THE OUTFLOW OF STRAIGHT LINE WHEN OR A TORNADO — WINDS OR A TORNADO.>>THAT PROBABLY ISN’T FOR THAT LONG. >>EIGHT — 8:00? >>I THINK YOU ARE IN ON EASTERN TIME. I DON’T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENED. THAT ONE IS COVERING A LARGE CHUNK. >>LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED. THIS IS A NEW WARNING THAT IS OUT AND IT COVERS ST. CLAIR, SOUTHERN MADISON AND YOU CAN SEE OTHER AREAS DOWN TO THE SOUTH AND BACK RIGHT NOW ACROSS RANDOLPH AND MONROE AND ALL THE WAY BACK ACROSS THE RIVER TO SAINT GENEVIEVE AND TO ST. FRANCIS. THAT IS A LARGE WARNING JUST ISSUED AND THAT WILL BE UP FOR QUITE A WHILE.>>AGAIN, BE PREPARED FOR STRONG WIND. PUT YOURSELF IN THE CENTER OF WHATEVER BUILDING YOU ARE IN AT THE LOWEST LEVEL YOU CAN GET TO. DOES THAT MEAN A BASEMENT? SURE, THAT’S A GREAT PLACE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BASEMENT, GO TO A BATHROOM OR A HALL CLOSET ON THE GROUND LEVEL WITH AS MANY WALLS BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE AS YOU CAN. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS . WEAR YOUR SHOES BECAUSE IF THERE IS DAMAGE, YOU DON’T WANT TO WALK AROUND IN BARE FEET OR WITH SOCKS ON AND THERE IS GLASS ALL OVER THE PLACE.>>I WILL MENTION TOO THAT IF YOU ARE IN A PLACE WHERE IT IS NOT BAD YET, MAKE SURE YOUR CELL PHONE AND MOBILE DEVICES ARE CHARGED SO YOU CAN GET INFORMATION. THERE COULD BE ISSUES WITH POWER LINES WITH THE STORMS PRODUCING A LOT OF WIND AND THE POTENTIAL FOR TORNADOES. >>ANOTHER CONCERN WE HAVE AFTER THIS AREA WITH A STRONG WIND AND POTENTIAL HAIL AND POSSIBLE TORNADOES, WE WILL LOOK AT A PROLONGED PERIOD FOR AN HOUR OR TWO WITH HEAVY RAIN BEHIND THIS. THERE IS A FLASH FLOOD CONCERN DEVELOPING LATER THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BY THE WAY, THESE ARE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE TORNADO WARNING . THERE IS A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING WITH A TOMATO POSSIBLE. ANY OF THE STORMS ALONG THIS LINE, THE CIRCULATION COULD GO QUICKLY AND THEY COULD SPIN UP A TORNADO. THIS — THE CIRCULATION COULD COME TOGETHER IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. WE DON’T GET A LOT OF WARNING THAT IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. THE CIRCULATION STARTS SPINNING AND IT TAKES OFF AND YOU JUST DON’T KNOW HOW LONG IT IS, OR IF IT WILL PRODUCE A TORNADO. WE HAVE CERTAINLY SEEN THE POTENTIAL THERE ANY INDICATION ON RADAR THAT IT HAS HAPPENED. HAIL IN SAINT PETERS. ONE INCH HAIL IN ST. PETER’S. >>>A LOT OF FOLKS ARE WONDERING ABOUT THE BLUES, WHAT TIME DOES THAT START? >>THEY HAVE A 7:00 START TIME. >>TAKE A LOOK AT WHERE THE RADAR SWEEPING LIFE NOW. I’M GOING TO TRACK THIS BACK ONE HOUR AND JUST IN GENERAL HOW FAR THIS LINE HAS MOVED. BASICALLY THE LEADING EDGE HAS MOVED 30 MILES IN THE LAST HOUR. YOU CAN SEE RIGHT THERE IS THE LEADING EDGE. NOW WE TAKE IT FORWARD OVER THE NEXT HOUR, SAY ANOTHER 30 MILES OR SO AND YOU CAN SEE THAT WITHIN THE HOUR THAT IT WILL CROSS THE DOWNTOWN AREA. THE OUTLINE WORKING EAST IS COVERING ABOUT 30 MILES PER HOUR . INDIVIDUAL CELLS ARE MOVING NORTH AT 45-50 BUT THE ENTIRE LINE IS WORKING EAST AT 30 MPH. IF YOU THINK YOU NEED TO GET DOWN THERE BECAUSE YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS AND MANY FOLKS ARE PROBABLY AT THE ENTERPRISE CENTER. WE WILL TELL YOU HOW MUCH TIME YOU HAVE BEFORE THAT IS ACTUALLY THROUGH YOUR AREA. I MAYBE NEED TO FORWARD THE SPEED ON THIS. HERE YOU GO AS IT WORKS EAST. I WOULD SAY IT WILL BE OVER THE ENTERPRISE CENTER IN THE NEXT 45 MINUTES OR SO.>>IN THE AREA FROM ST. CHARLES TO THE NORTHWEST, THE WEATHER SERVICE HAS REPORT OF A FUNNEL CLOUD IN ST. CHARLES WHICH IS CLOSE TO MATCHING WITH THE RADAR . WE ALSO HAD THE HAIL REPORT JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO FROM ST. PETER’S. LOOKS ALONG 70 THAT WE HAVE HAIL MOVING INTO ST. CHARLES AND THAT WILL TAKE US UP THROUGH 70.>>AND YOU MENTIONED A WHILE NORTHWEST OF ST. PETER’S THAT THERE WERE REPORTS OF ONE INCH HAIL. THAT CAME IN JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES AGO. >>WE ARE STILL TRACKING CIRCULATION AND THERE HAVE BEEN LOTS OF REPORTS WITH WIND AND THERE ARE REPORTS OF HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN AND THEN THERE IS THAT TORNADO THAT HAS BEEN MOVING. WE’VE BEEN WATCHING ALL OF THAT FOR YOU.>>AND WERE GETTING REPORTS OF ABOUT 1200 CUSTOMERS WITHOUT POWER AND PEA-SIZED HAIL BEING REPORTED FROM THE HAM NETWORK OPERATORS. WE APPRECIATE THE HAM NETWORK OPERATORS FOR HELPING US OUT. THAT SET HIGHWAY 90 FOR ABOUT FIVE OR SIX MINUTES AGO. THAT CELL IS MOVING NORTH/NORTHEAST. THE RAINFALL, I WAS JUST LOOKING ON FACEBOOK, CRAIG, PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THEIR GUTTERS OVERFLOWING BECAUSE IT IS RAINING SO HARD WITH THE STORMS. THE AREA FROM ST. CHARLES BACK TO ST. PETER’S IS A CONCERN. — FROM SAINT CHARLES TO SAINT PETERS IS A CONCERN. >>WE JUST GOT AN UPDATED SEVEN- DAY RAINFALL OUTLOOK THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR 6-8 INCHES OVER WESTERN AND NORTHWESTERN MISSOURI. ON TOP OF THIS INTENSE RAIN WE ARE DEALING WITH NOW, THIS WILL CREATE SOME RIVER RISE. BUT THERE’S A LONGER-TERM THREAT, SCOTT. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THEY ANTICIPATE FLOODING AT THE MISSOURI IN THE COMING WEEK.>>THIS WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. >>MODERATE FLOODING FOR FENTON VALLEY PARK AND THE MISSOURI RIVER CAN REACH LEVELS WE HAVEN’T SEEN SO FAR THIS YEAR.>>ALL THE WAY DOWN TO SAINT CHARLES. MAYBE NOT QUITE THAT BAD ON THE MISSISSIPPI, BUT THE REALITY IS THAT WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH THEY WILL BE LOOKING AT WHEN IT COMES TO RIVER FLOODING AS WE GO FORWARD. AS FOR THE SITUATION WITH THE WARNINGS, WE ARE GOING TO BROADEN THIS TO SHOW YOU THE LONG LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS. IN THE LAST HOUR, THE LINE HAS BEEN MOVING EAST OF THE INDIVIDUAL STORMS ARE MOVING NORTH/NORTH EAST AT 40-50 MPH. YOU CAN SEE ON THE BACKSIDE WITH THE RAINFALL THAT WE HAVE HAD SUBSTANTIAL RAINS THAT ARE ONGOING THERE. THERE IS A CONCERN GOING FORWARD IN THE EVENING. WE HAVE ALSO SEEN SOME FLASH FLOODING AS WE HEAD TOWARD THIS EVENING. THAT IS DEFINITELY A CONCERN. AGAIN, MANY COMMUNITIES ARE UNDER ONE TYPE OF WARNING OR ANOTHER. THE TORNADO WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF CALHOUN, SAINT CHARLES AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY . THAT STRETCHES UP TO WEST ARLINGTON BEFORE IT CROSSES THE MISSISSIPPI. THAT’S THE CIRCULATION AND WE HAVEN’T SEEN SIMILAR CIRCULATION ON THE RADAR. THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT WON’T BE HERE.>>AS YOU HEAD DOWN INTERSTATE 55, IT WAS COOL MOST OF THE DAY IN ST. LOUIS BUT THE SOUTH SIDE OF TOWN GOT INTO THE 70s AND CLOSE TO 80. THOSE STORMS OUT OF THE SOUTH ARE INTERACTIVE AND WE HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR HAIL AND SOME DAMAGING WIND IN THOSE AREAS AS WELL AS WE GO THROUGH THIS EVENING.>>IT’S INTERESTING. WE SAW THIS COMING AND IT IS PRETTY MUCH ACCORDING TO WHAT WAS PROJECTED BY THE MODELS. WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD HANDLE ON THE THING, BUT YOU ARE STILL LOOKING AT SIGNIFICANT ISSUES ACROSS THE REGION AND WE STILL HAVE TO GET YOU THROUGH THIS. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS ALMOST DONE, IT IS SOMETHING THAT WILL CONTINUE FOR A WHILE THIS EVENING. ON THE MISSOURI SIDE AND MOVING INTO ILLINOIS AS WELL. >>IT DOES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE A LONG EVENING. I THINK OF THAT WARM FRONT SOMEWHERE CLOSE TO ST. LOUIS AND MAYBE JUST TO THE NORTH. AND IF YOU ARE AT ALTON OR GODFREY OR LITCHFIELD AND OVER TO EDWARDSVILLE, I THINK WE MAY BE LOOKING AT A SITUATION WHERE THAT MAY BE THE AREA WHERE WE ARE MAXIMIZED FOR OUR CHANCES OF SEEING THE STORMS SPIN UP AND PRODUCE A POTENTIAL TORNADO. FARTHER TO THE SOUTH, IT BECOMES MORE STRONG WIND AND HAIL PLAYING OUT. SO AGAIN THAT IS JUST SPECULATION. WE KNOW WITH STORMS IN ST. LOUIS THAT YOU CAN’T ALWAYS PREDICT EXACTLY WHAT THEY WILL DO. YOU CAN LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS, BUT HOW THOSE INGREDIENTS INTERACT DIFFERS IN EACH STORM. THERE IS A CERTAIN MYSTERY ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER THAT DOES EXIST. IT WILL ALWAYS EXIST, DESPITE OUR BEST EFFORTS . >>ONE THING WE WERE WORKING AT — LOOKING AT, AND I WANT TO SHOW THIS, THIS IS AN AREA WHERE THERE’S A LOT OF WINDSHEAR AND AT THE SURFACE IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING IS GOING ON NORTH AND NORTHWEST OF ST. LOUIS. IT MAY ACTUALLY BE A LITTLE FURTHER WEST. WHERE YOU HOW WARM FRONT AND A COOLING FRONT, YOU HAVE A POTENTIAL FOR A LOT OF WINDSHEAR AND CHANGES IN WIND DIRECTION AND SPEED. WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT AND AGAIN, VERY CLOSE TO THAT IS WHERE WE WERE HAVING THE ISSUES WITH THE ROTATING CELL. AGAIN, NO REAL SURPRISES WITH THIS, BUT IT HAS BEEN SOMETHING ELSE IN A MESS TO DEAL WITH. LOOKING TO THE WEST, IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE MORE STUFF GOING ON BACK TO THE WEST OF KANSAS CITY WITH WARNINGS OUT THAT WAY. LET’S ZOOM BACK IN AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WARNING FOR NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY AND I SHOULD SAY ST. CHARLES COUNTY. THAT IS FILLING IN AND AS WE LOOK AT THE VELOCITY, WE CAN SEE — WERE NOT REALLY SEEING THE BRIGHT COUPLET WE WERE SEEN EARLIER, BUT WE STILL HAVE SOME AREAS. >>THIS AREA ALONG 270 AND 70 BASICALLY JUST NORTH OF BRIDGETON UP TOWARD MARYLAND HEIGHTS. THAT MAY BE AN AREA TO WATCH WITH A POTENTIAL FOR SOME DEVELOPMENT. THAT IS NORTHEAST AND AGAIN IT’S RIGHT ALONG THE RIVER. HAZELWOOD AND FLORISSANT, SOME CIRCULATION THERE. WE ARE ALSO NOTING SMALL CIRCULATIONS DEVELOPING IN FAR EASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY. SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS, YOU WILL SEE THAT IN EASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY. THAT IS THE VIDEO OF LAKE ST. LOUIS RIGHT NOW. I DO SEE THE WIND DRIVEN RAIN, BUT I THINK THOSE ARE BRADFORD PEAR TREES AND THEY ARE NOT TOPPLING OVER. THAT’S A GOOD SIGN. AGAIN, WE CONTINUE WATCHING THE CIRCULATION BUBBLING UP AND SLIDING OFF ALONG THIS LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS. ANYONE OF THEM COULD QUICKLY PRODUCE POTENTIAL QUICK HITTING — A POTENTIAL QUICK HITTING TORNADO. WE DO THINK WE HAD A TORNADO AT ONE POINT DOWN TOWARD DEFIANCE. WERE NOT GETTING A LOT OF REPORTS FROM THERE. WE ARE STILL TRYING TO GET THAT. IN THE PAST WHEN WE HAVE HAD DAMAGE THAT IMPACTS PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY WHEN THERE ARE A LARGE NUMBER OF REPORTS THAT THE FIRST RESPONDERS HAVE TO DEAL WITH, THEIR FIRST PRIORITY IS TAKING CARE OF THE PEOPLE AND NOT NECESSARILY TALKING ABOUT THE STORM. SO, THEY ARE KIND OF OVERLOADED.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE LEADING EDGE OF THE HEAVY RAIN. BARNHART AND ARNOLD NOW SEEN SOME OF THAT. INTENSE RAINFALL CROSSING OVER 270 AND THERE IS STILL A TORNADO WARNING IN PLACE FOR ANOTHER 40 MINUTES OR SO FOR NORTHSTATE LEWIS COUNTY AND SAINT CHARLES UP TO THE RIVER. EVEN AROUND CALHOUN. I WOULD SAY IT’S A LOT OF HEAVY RAIN BRUSSELS AND AREAS SOUTH. THAT AREA MAY BE IN BETTER SHAPE, BUT WERE KEEPING OUR GUARD UP. YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE AT SAINT PETERS WHERE THE RAIN IS COMING DOWN AND NUMEROUS CREWS ARE OUT THERE COLLECTING AND GATHERING INFORMATION. SCOTT, THE WEATHER SERVICE IS INSIDE RIGHT NOW WEATHERING THE STORM. WE HOPE THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING. EVENTUALLY, AFTER THIS ALL PASSES AND SETTLES, THAT’S WHEN FOLKS GO OUT AND TAKE THE TIME TO SEE IF WE HAD A TORNADO AND WHAT WAS THE DAMAGE. WE GET CONFIRMATION ON EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON. >>PLUS WE GET INFORMATION FROM THE SPOTTERS AROUND TOWN AS WELL . WE ARE TRYING TO FOLLOW THE SCANNER TRACK TO SEE AND WE TALK WITH THE MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL AND COUNTY AGENCIES. ALL OF THE AGENCIES THAT ARE BASICALLY DEALING WITH THE SITUATION, TONIGHT. AGAIN, THE STORMS HAVE BEEN PACKING A PUNCH WITH INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS AND WE HAVE HAD SOME HAIL WITH THE THUNDERSTORMS. THAT ISN’T THE BIGGEST CONCERN, IT IS THE TORNADOS IS THIS SLIDES OFF TO THE NORTHEAST. IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS JUST WEST OF THE AIRPORT AND THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING. >>WE WERE LOOKING AROUND 270 AND 70. SCOTT IS GOING TO DRIVE THE RADAR. NORMALLY I PROGRAM THE MAPS AND DO THIS, BUT WE HAVE TEAMWORK. I’M GOING TO LET SCOTT DIRECT IT AND I WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON. YOU CAN SEE THE AREA UNDER THE TORNADO WARNING AND THIS GOES ANOTHER 12 MINUTES INCLUDING SAINT CHARLES RIGHT UP TO THE RIVER. ALSO THE SOUTHERNMOST PART OF CALHOUN COUNTY UNDER THE WARNING AND INCLUDING THE WARNING — IN THE WARNING AS WELL. INTENSE STUFF MOVING OFF WITH THE ENTIRE LINE MOVING 30 MILES OFF TO THE EAST. THE SALES HAVE BEEN MOVING NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 45-50 MPH. THE WHOLE LINE CONTINUES TO TRACK EASTWARD. AS WE LOOK AT THIS LINE AGAIN, SOME OF THAT MOST INTENSE RAINFALL REACHING — SCOTT, LET’S GO TO THE SOUTH WITH A NEW WARNING. >>THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS. THE SURGE IS COMING ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY. THIS IS FOR JEFFERSON, ST. LOUIS, THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS AND ST. CLAIR ON THE OTHER SIDE UNTIL 7:30. THERE’S A BIG SURGE OF STRONG WIND COMING IN ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE STORM. RIGHT NOW YOU ARE LOOKING AT MULTIPLE AREAS WHERE THERE COULD POSSIBLY BE TORNADOES OBSERVED ALONG THIS LINE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO NEAR CRYSTAL CITY.>>BASICALLY THE WEATHER SERVICES AND TAKING CHANCES. THERE COULD BE A LOT OF WIND AND QUICK SPIN UP OF TORNADOES. I WAS GOING TO SHOW YOU RIGHT ALONG THIS LINE IF WE PULL BACK OUT A LITTLE BIT, YOU CAN SEE THERE COULD BE MULTIPLE QUICK SPIN UPS. WERE NOT GOING TO WORRY ABOUT ONE PARTICULAR PART OF THE LINE, WE WILL PUT IT UP FOR THE ENTIRE AREA COMING THROUGH. EVERYONE ALONG THAT LINE NEEDS TO BE AWARE. JUST KNOW THAT YOU MAY HAVE A QUICK MOVING AND HOPEFULLY NOT A LONG-DURATION TORNADO. WE GET A QUICK SPIN OFF THAT MAY TOUCH DOWN AND CREATE ISSUES AND THEN MOVE ON. I WAS JUST LOOKING AT DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS. LET’S CHECK OUT THE ARCH. WHAT IS HAPPENING BEHIND THE ARCH, YOU CAN GET A FEEL FOR HOW STRONG THE WIND IS MOVING. I CAN TELL YOU THE CLOUDS ARE RACING BEHIND THE ARCH RIGHT NOW. AS A MATTER OF FACT, SCOTT, LET’S GO BACK TO THE RADAR IN JUST A MOMENT. MY POINT IS THAT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE WINDSHEAR AND THE SPEED AND THE CHANGE GOING ON ACROSS THE AREA, TAKE A LOOK. YOU SEE THE CLOUDS MOVING BY AND THEN YOU LOOK AT THE FLAG ON TOP OF THE BUILDING. YEAH, IT IS FILLED AND YOU CAN SEE THAT. LOOK UP HIGHER IN THE SKY AND YOU CAN SEE HOW FAST THE WIND IS MOVING PUSHING THE CLOUDS ALONG. THIS IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE WHERE YOU HAVE A LOT OF WINDSHEAR AT DIFFERENT LEVELS IN THE ATMOSPHERE. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH RIGHT NOW. WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS WITH THE NEW WARNINGS JUST ISSUED. LET ME GET THAT BACK UP. >>A FUNNEL CLOUD HAS BEEN REPORTED NORTH OF 70 AND 270 NEAR RICHTON. THAT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WE WILL BE — BRIDGETON. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS WE WILL BE MONITORING AS WELL. THERE’S A POTENTIAL FOR THE QUICK SPIN UPS OF THESE AND HONESTLY, WE HAVE WHAT WE THINK WERE PRETTY GOOD DEBRIS SIGNATURES EARLIER. WE ANTICIPATE THAT TO BE A PROBLEM. >>IF YOU’RE IN THE HAZELWOOD AREA AND BY McDONNELL DOUGLAS AND ALONG LEMUR AND MAYBE EVEN FLORESCENT OF TORT STATE STANISLAW — SAINT STANISLAW PARK, YOU NEED TO BE VIGILANT. THIS IS UP IN THAT AREA AND IT IS ONE THAT COULD POTENTIALLY DEVELOP INTO A TORNADO. WE CAN’T SAY THAT FOR SURE, BUT THE CIRCULATION IS THERE AT THIS POINT. EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COUNTY FOLKS ARE ALL ACTIVATING THEIR SIRENS RIGHT NOW. DON’T BE ALARMED IF YOU HEAR THE SIRENS GOING OFF IN ST. LOUIS CITY AND PARTS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY INCLUDING ARNOLD AND COLUMBIA. THAT IS THE OUTDOOR WARNING. YOU’RE GETTING WARNINGS INSIDE BECAUSE YOU ARE WATCHING US AT THIS POINT. AGAIN, THIS IS THE BACKSIDE OF THE STORM EASTBOUND ON I-70. THAT’S THE BACKSIDE OF THE STORM AND THE CIRCULATION POTENTIAL IS PRODUCING WHAT MAY BECOME A TORNADO. OBVIOUSLY WHAT WE BELIEVE MAY HAVE CAUSED A FUNNEL CLOUD TO DEVELOP JUST NORTH ALONG 270 NORTH OF BRIDGETON. THAT IS TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST. SO, THE TORNADO IS STILL POSSIBLE NORTH OF HAZELWOOD AND WEST OF FLORISSANT. IT IS NOT AS STRONG A SIGNAL IS WHAT WE WOULD ANTICIPATE IF IT WAS A BIG ROTATION IN A LARGER STORM. YOU COULD GET A QUICK HITTER IN A SMALL TORNADO. OTHERWISE WE ARE LOOKING AT WIND SPEEDS RUNNING ANYWHERE FROM 50-65 MILES PER HOUR. I’M SURE THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL POWER OUTAGES AS TIME GOES ON TOO. >>WE ARE WATCHING THE WIND ASSOCIATED WITH THE CIRCULATION ANYWHERE FROM UP AROUND FLORISSANT AND BRIDGETON, WE WANT YOU TO BE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU. JUST A FEW MORE MINUTES, THEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS PUT THIS LARGE AREA DOWN TO THE SOUTH, INCLUDING THE STATE TO TAKE CITY OF ST. LOUIS UNDER A TORNADO WARNING FOR AREAS DOWN TO THE SOUTH INTO PARTS OF — THE EXTREME NORTHWESTERN PART OF JEFFERSON COUNTY OVER THE WATER. THIS WARNING WAS JUST ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. IT IS APPROACHING AND MOVING EAST AND THERE IS A TORNADO WARNING IN PLACE UNTIL 7:34 MONROE, ST. CLAIR, ST. LOUIS COUNTIES UNTIL 7:30. THE LINE ITSELF IS MOVING AT ABOUT 30 MILES OR TO TAKE 30-40 MILES PER HOUR — MOVING AT ABOUT 30-40 MILES PER HOUR TO THE EAST. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS, YOU CAN SEE THE INTENSE RAINFALL MOVING ALONG. I WILL SHOW YOU QUICKLY THAT IT IS MOVING IN THE LEADING EDGE IS GETTING CLOSER TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA OF ST. LOUIS AND TRACKING EAST. I WILL TAKE IT FORWARD ONE HOUR AND YOU CAN SEE IT REACHING THE HOSPITAL AROUND 7:02. AGAIN THE DOWNTOWN AREA AT RIVERFRONT AT 7:06 AND THEN BELLEVILLE AT 7:29 IN TROY AROUND 7:33. THAT’S HOW THIS TIMES OUT FOR THIS PARTICULAR PART OF THE SYSTEM. GO AHEAD CRAIG. >>WE ARE TOLD THERE ARE FOLKS AT THE AIRPORT SEEKING SHELTER RIGHT NOW.>>WE HAVE A NEW WARNING THAT HAS BEEN EXTENDED, SCOTT. A BRAND-NEW TORNADO WARNING, LET ME PUT THIS UP. HERE YOU GO. THIS IS CHOOSE THE — JERSEY, MADISON AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY UNTIL 7:45. THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THE AREAS OF WESTERN MADISON AND SOUTHEASTERN JERSEY AND NORTHEASTERN ST. LOUIS CITY. WE HAVE NORTHEASTERN ST. CHARLES COUNTY AND NORTHEASTERN ST. LOUIS COUNTY UNTIL 7:45. WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS STORM AND IT IS RADAR INDICATOR ROTATION WITH A NEW TORNADO WARNING UNTIL 7:45. >>AND THAT IS A TORNADO WARNING? >>CORRECT. >>IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BASEMENT, YOU NEED TO GO TO THE LOWEST LEVEL OF WHATEVER FLOOR YOU CAN GET TO. THE BASEMENT IS GREAT IN THE FIRST FLOOR IS NEXT. PUT AS MANY WALLS AS YOU CAN BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE. RIGHT NOW WE ARE LOOKING AT THE ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. YOU CAN SEE THE INTENSITY OF THE STORMS AROUND LAMBERT WITH THE CIRCULATION DEVELOPING TO THE NORTH. NO CONFIRMATION. WE DID GET A REPORT THAT THERE WAS A FUNNEL CLOUD VERY CLOSE TO BRIDGETON, BUT WE DID NOT HEAR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT?>>THERE WAS A TRAINED SPOTTER JUST A MILE SOUTHWEST. IT IS AN AREA WHERE WE CONTINUE TO WATCH. FOLKS IN ALTON, BE VERY AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON. GODFREY AND SOME OF THE OTHER COMMUNITIES, THIS WARNING EXTENDS.>>SO FAR IT LAMBERT, IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S 35 MILES PER HOUR. I’M CHECKING VERY QUICKLY TO SEE IF I CAN GET SOME OTHER. IT LOOKS LIKE WIND GUSTS I-45-50 MILES PER HOUR. WHILE IT IS NOT SEVERE, IT IS AN INTENSE STORM. WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHEN THE STORMS WILL KICK UP THE CIRCULATION. >>A LOT OF TIMES, ALL SIGNS ARE POINTING TOWARD THIS TYPE OF SCENARIO.>>PEOPLE AT THE ENTERPRISE CENTER ARE NOW INTO THE CENTER OF THE BUILDING AND GETTING AWAY FROM THE OUTSIDE. WITH A TORNADO WARNING GOING RIGHT NOW, I’M NOT SURE THEY WOULD ACTUALLY END UP STARTING OUT ON TIME. ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE TRYING TO HERD PEOPLE AROUND AND MOVE THEM TO A SAFE PLACE. LOOKING AT THE RADAR PICTURE OF THE DARK SKIES WEST OF DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS, THIS RAIN AND STRONG WIND THAT IS MOVING IN ALONG HIGHWAY 40 AND HIGHWAY 44. KEEP IN MIND ALL OF THE CONSTRUCTION THAT’S BEEN GOING ON INTO THE CITY AND ALMOST TO JEFFERSON. YOU HAVE LANES RESTRICTED AND THE DRAINAGE IN THOSE AREAS ABSOLUTELY STINKS. RAIN LIKE THIS DOES RAISE THE CONCERN. WE CONTINUE THE REPORT WITH WIND AT 60 MILES PER HOUR IN THE MAPLEWOOD AREA. WERE ALSO GETTING REPORTS OF THE CIRCULATION AS WE START TO LOOK AT MIDTOWN SAINT LOUIS. THAT’S ANOTHER BIG CONCERN FOR US RIGHT NOW. IT IS PUSHING RAPIDLY TO THE NORTH AND EAST. >>WE CONTINUE TO WATCH AND WE APPRECIATE PEOPLE TAKING TIME TO SEND IN REPORTS. WE HAVE HAD REPORTS SENT TO THE STATION. ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, BUT MAKE SURE YOU STAY SAFE. DON’T TRY TO CAPTURE VIDEO. ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING OF NOTE IN YOUR AREA OR YOU CAN SHARE DAMAGE, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THOSE SENT IN. I HAPPEN TO HAVE OUR DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL CONTENT, WHERE YOU WANT THOSE SENT? >>POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. >>YOU CAN POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND WE WILL TRY TO SHARE SOME OF THOSE PICTURES LATER ON.>>THIS IS THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY, THE ONE IS TRYING TO LIFT NORTHEAST . OBVIOUSLY IT IS IN THE CITY RIGHT NOW AT OVER TO EDWARDSVILLE. AND IN DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS.>>>GUSTY WIND AND AT THE LEAST THE WIND WILL RUN 35-40 MILES PER HOUR WHICH IS NOT SEVERE. THERE ARE ALSO POCKETS IN THE STORMS RUNNING AT 50-65 MILES PER HOUR AND POTENTIALLY ALONG THE CIRCULATIONS IS WHERE THE PROBLEM LIES. >>>SCOTT, I’M LOOKING AT A TIGHT CIRCULATION BETWEEN COLUMBIA AND WATERLOO. WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH THAT. THESE ARE SUBTLE CIRCULATIONS THAT WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE TOO. YOU CAN SEE FURTHER TO THE SOUTH AND JUST TO THE EAST THAT WE HAVE SOMETHING THERE AS WELL. WE HAVE AREAS WE CONTINUE TO WATCH AND YOU CAN SEE THE WARNING IS AROUND WATERLOO AND BACK TOWARD FREBERG AND BELLEVILLE AND BACK THROUGH DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS. THESE ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE A LOT OF HEADS UP. THEY HAVE A WARNING OUT THERE TO COVER THE CIRCULATIONS THAT MAY BE OCCURRING. THAT IS A LITTLE BIT BRIGHTER RETURN ON THAT. >>THAT IS JUST NORTH OF WATERLOO. >>NOT FAR FROM BROOKSVILLE AND DOWN TOWARDS SAINT JO, IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON THERE AS WELL. >>AND ON THE TERMINAL DOPPLER RADAR TOO. YEAH. IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE WE WILL BE IN A SITUATION. THIS IS HAZELWOOD, LIVE RIGHT NOW. I THINK WE ARE AT 270 ON EASTBOUND 270. IT WAS IN THIS VICINITY A LITTLE WHILE AGO, NOT TOO FAR FROM HERE. OBVIOUSLY AT THE AIRPORT THEY WERE MOVING PEOPLE TO THE SHELTERS AT THE AIRPORT AND TO THE DESIGNATED STORM SAFE AREAS AT THE AIRPORT. THE FAA HAS GROUNDED FLIGHTS RIGHT NOW SO THERE ARE NO DEPARTING AND ARRIVING FLIGHTS. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD OVER AT THE ENTERPRISE CENTER WHERE THERE IS A BIG HOCKEY MATCH WITH THE BLUES THAT THE FANS AND THE GUESTS THAT ARE THERE ARE BEEN PUT INTO A CENTRAL LOCATION AND BEING MOVED TO A SAFE PLACE FOR THE DURATION UNTIL THE STORM PASSES THROUGH, SO EVERYONE CAN FACE — STAY SAFE. THAT’S WHY WE ARE ALL HERE TONIGHT. A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY ARE WORKING LONG HOURS UNDER DURESS AND STRESS. WE DO THIS BECAUSE WE WANT YOU TO STAY SAFE AND PROVIDE YOU WITH EVERY BIT OF INFORMATION TO HELP YOU STAY SAFE AS WE CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING. >>LET’S PASS ON GOOD NEWS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELED A TORNADO WARNING FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY. IT’S GOOD NEWS AS WE CLEAR THE COUNTIES BACK TO THE WEST. AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WAITING FOR THE BLUES TO GET GOING AND YOU ARE SHELTERED IN THE SAFE PLACES AT THE ENTERPRISE CENTER , THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE A SUPERLONG ALL-NIGHT BEING WHERE THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO PLAY. THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE RIGHT NOW AND THEN THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GO. >>THE WARNING IS SET TO EXPIRE AT 7:30 AND I THINK IT A LITTLE BIT THAT THE STORM WILL PASS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER AND MOVED TO ST. CLAIR AND MADISON COUNTIES AND NOT SO MUCH IN ST. LOUIS. AND TREES ARE DOWN. THERE IS A LIVE PICTURE AND YOU CAN SEE THE FLASHING LIGHTS THERE. THE FIRST RESPONDERS ARE NOT SURE. THERE’S A TREE DOWN IN THE AREA. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE WE FIRST STARTED TO SEE INDICATION OF DAMAGE AND DEBRIS LOFTED INTO THE AIR. THAT WAS IN THE AUGUSTA AREA. IT WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING IN THE SAME FASHION TO GATHER INFORMATION AND KEEP US ALL INFORMED AS TO WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THIS STORM. WE ARE STILL LOOKING AT CIRCULATIONS AND SUSPICIOUS STUFF OUT THERE. >>I’M A LITTLE INTRIGUED BY THIS RETURN. YOU CAN SEE THAT ONE RIGHT THERE WITH OUTBOUND WIND, THAT IS NORTH OF BLACK WALNUT. SPANISH LAKE, YOU HAVE THAT LINE RIGHT THERE AND IT IS PUSHING THROUGH ST. LOUIS RIGHT NOW. DOWN TO THE SOUTH, NORTH OF WATERLOO, WE HAVE A BRIGHT RETURN. SO, SEVERAL AREAS WITH WARNINGS UP. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW LONG THE WARNINGS RUN. THIS ONE INCLUDING ST. LOUIS CITY, THE DOWNTOWN AREA UNTIL 7:30. THIS ONE TO THE NORTH UNTIL 7:45 FOUR MADISON, ST. CHARLES AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY. >>IT LOOKS LIKE THAT ONE PROBABLY INCLUDES THE GRAFTON AREA TOWARD 202. THERE IS BEEN SO MUCH THEY HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH WITH THE RIVER FLOODING. IT’S NOT SOMETHING THEY WANT TO SEE. THE WIND IS PICKING UP JUST A BIT. WE DO WANT TO TELL YOU THAT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXPIRED THE WARNING IN JEFFERSON AND MADISON, THAT WAS A BIG ONE GOING SOUTH. THERE ARE STILL WARNINGS WITH THAT LINE TO THE SOUTH. IT’S NOT EVERYTHING, BUT THE BIG WARNING HAS NOW BEEN EXPIRED . >>>ALL RIGHT, SO WE HAVE ONE LINE EXTENDING FROM THE NORTHERN COUNTIES. WERE TALKING ABOUT GREEN IN JERSEY COUNTIES AND DOWN THROUGH ST. LOUIS CITY. IT EXTENDS FARTHER SOUTH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO JUST AROUND THE FARMINGTON AREA. LOOK AT THE LIFE PICTURE OF DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS AS ONE OF OUR CAMERAS POSITIONED ON TOP OF THE STUDIOS HERE. YOU CAN SEE HOW DARK IT IS IN THE WIND IS HOWLING NOW IN THE SKY IS OMINOUS. THIS IS A LOOK AT THE ARCH IN THE OLD COURTHOUSE. LET’S LOOK AT THE WESTWARD VIEW BACK TOWARD THE ENTERPRISE CENTER, IF YOU CAN. VERY DARK WITH >>>SLIDING NORTHEAST AND EAST. IT APPEARS THAT THE TORNADO THREAT IS ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS. THE THREAD IS SHIFTING EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE MAIN THREAT RIGHT NOW, BACK TO THE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI, INCLUDING ST. LOUIS. POTENTIALLY HAIL. AS WELL AS THE TORRENTIAL RAINFALL. WE WILL CLEAR AREAS THAT ARE NO LONGER UNDER WANTING. MENTIONED DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS, NO LONGER UNDER THE WARNING. WE DO HAVE AREAS OUT WEST OF THE 270. SOME AREAS CATCHING A BREAK. THERE WILL BE MORE RAIN LATER TONIGHT BUT THE TORN ATTIC THREAT IS NOW TO THE EAST. THAT IS WHERE THE WEATHER SERVICE WILL PAIR AWAY THE WARNING AREA. >>THE POTENTIALLY CIRCULATING YEAST. BECAUSE WE ARE PASSING IN SUCH A WAY, WE ARE NOT AS IMMERSED IN THE OBSERVATION PART. WE CONTINUE THE TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT. IT IS NOW IN THE FAR NORTH ST. LOUIS CITY AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY. BASICALLY ST. CHARLES COUNTY, THE TORNADO WARNINGS WERE THE MISSOURI SIDE OF THE RIVER IS DONE. THERE IS A FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED IN ALTON. THERE ARE NO TORNADO WARNINGS ON THE MISSOURI SIDE OF THE RIVER. THEY HAVE ALL SHIFTED INTO ILLINOIS. NOW YOU FOLKS IN ILLINOIS, YOU NEED TO BE IN YOUR SAFE PLACE. IF YOU ARE UNDER ONE OF THESE MORNINGS, MADISON COUNTY AND MISSOURI INTO ILLINOIS, WE ARE TALKING PARTS OF SOUTHERN JERSEY COUNTY. INTO ST. CLAIR COUNTY. JUST EAST AND NORTHEAST OF ST. LOUIS. THAT IS WHERE THE GREATEST THREAT WILL BE. PRESUMABLY THE WARM FRONT IS IN HERE CLOSE. WHENEVER YOU ARE BRINGING STORMS ACROSS THE BOUNDARY, IT ALSO CHANGES THE LOW-LEVEL DYNAMIC OF THE STORM. THAT IS SOMETIMES WHAT THE STORM NEEDS TO START ROTATING. THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE DEAL WITH. >>LOOK AT THE HEAVY RAIN METRO EAST GETTING IT REALLY HARD. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT INTENSE RAINFALL RATES. THAT IS INTO WESTERN MEDICINE. DOESN’T REALLY LOOK CRAZY AT THIS POINT. IT IS AN AREA THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO WATCH WITH THE POSSIBLE FUNNEL, THAT IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO TAKE SERIOUSLY. THEY ARE UNDER TORNADO WARNING. THESE AREAS FROM SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWESTERN DESHA COUNTY. PARTS OF JERSEY AND THROUGH MADISON INTO ST. CLAIR, NORTHERN ST. CLAIR. >>AROUND THE FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS AREA. THAT CIRCULATION SEEMS TO BE MOST CENTERED RIGHT NOW. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AN AREA COMING UP ON ST. CLAIR SQUARE. THE POTENTIAL CIRCULATION AND TORNADO WOULD LIKELY BE AHEAD OF THE MAIN LINE OF THE THUNDERSTORMS. THAT IS WHERE WE ARE SEEING THE CIRCULATION. WE HAVE ALSO HAD HAIL REPORTED IN ILLINOIS FROM THE MADISON COUNTY DASH TO. GLENDALE AND COLUMBIA ILLINOIS. THE POWER LINES ARE DOWN. WE WOULD CONTINUE TO SEE THE OUTAGES GROW. LAST TIME I LOOKED, LET ME GET OVER HERE ON THIS COMPUTER. WE HAVE THE TORNADO WARNING THAT INCLUDES –. JERSEY McKIBBEN AND MADISON. IN ADDITION, WE HAVE ANOTHER UNTIL 7:45 AM FOR MORE ST. CLAIR AND MADISON. THEN WE HAVE UNTIL 8 PM, A SEVERE WARNING TO THE SOUTH. THAT DOES INCLUDE RANDOLPH COUNTY AND MOST OF ST. CLAIR. YOU CAN SEE SOUTHWESTERN MADISON AND ALSO MONROE. THEN CROSSING THE RIVER BACK INTO STE. GENEVIEVE AS WELL. THAT IS A LARGE WARNING THAT CONTINUES AS WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH GUSTY STRAIGHT- LINE WINDS AND MAYBE HAIL. IMPACT, WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THE HAIL ZONE AND GET INTO AREAS THAT COULD SEE WITH THIS AS WE INDICATE THOSE AREAS. JUST PULLING EAST OF ST. LOUIS. CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL. NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF THAT. THE RAIN CONTINUES TO COME DOWN. THE SKIES HAVE BRIGHTENED. IT WAS INCREDIBLY DARK AS THE STORMS CAME ROLLING THROUGH. THERE IS MORE RAIN TO THE WEST. BACKUP TOWARD HERMAN AND WASHINGTON. THEN BACK OVERTHREW BOWLING GREEN AND PIKE. MORE RAIN IS COMING. PARTS OF WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY IS CATCHING A BREAK. THERE IS MORE RAIN TO THE WEST. ALL OF THE POWER OUTAGES, ST. CHARLES COUNTY SEEMS TO BE THE PLACE WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER. WITH THE RIVER AND CAMERON, ABOUT 5500 CUSTOMERS ABOUT POUNDER. ST. LOUIS COUNTY ABOUT 1300. FRANKLIN COUNTY ABOUT 551. >>WE WILL MENTION, THAT IS THE AREA WE WERE WATCHING A POSSIBLE TORNADO OR CIRCULATION NEAR WELDON SPRING. WILL BE A LOT OF WIND. >>EMERGENCY OFFICIALS ARE TELLING US THEY HAVE NO REPORTS OF INJURIES BUT THEY ARE STILL ASSESSING THE SITUATION AND HAVE CREWS IN THE AREAS WHERE THERE HAS BEEN DAMAGE WITH CORDED. WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE. ALSO THAT STORM AND FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS. THE CIRCULATION GETS THAT PINK TO IT IN THE FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS AREA. IT LOOKS LIKE IT MAY BE CROSSING OVER THE 64. NOT AS TIGHT AS MAYBE YOU WOULD WANT TO SEE. IT DOES SHOW SIGNS OF GETTING THERE. >>WE HAVE SEEN TIMES WHEN WE GET WRITER RETURNS ALONG THE EDGE. RIGHT NOW, NOTHING IS JUMPING OUT THAT IS CRAZY. WE DO HAVE A TIGHTENING FROM THE PREVIOUS SCAN. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THAT AREA. THERE IS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAMAGE IN AUGUSTA. THERE ARE TREES DOWN AND LIMBS DOWN. YOU CAN SEE THEM RIDING ALONG. I SUSPECT THIS IS AN AREA WHERE IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY, YOU WILL HAVE DAMAGE BECAUSE OF THE STORMS FROM EARLIER. THAT POTENTIAL TORNADO, WE ARE LOOKING AT BAT. >>AS WE LOOK AT THAT DAMAGE AROUND ACOSTA, THIS IS A QUICK REMINDER. WITH THE HEAVY RAIN, WE ARE NOT DONE WITH THAT YET. WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF RAIN. WE HAVE THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN PLACE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING AND WILL CONTINUE. THERE IS MORE RAIN TO THE WEST. THIS IS A REMINDER, IF YOU COME UP ON A ROAD COVERED WITH WATER, THEY SAY TURNAROUND, DO NOT DROWN. DO NOT TRY TO CROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS. YOU MAY FIND SOME OF THAT. A QUICK NOTE, MAYBE WE ARE GETTING MORE, IT IS LOOKING MORE SUSPECT. >>A LITTLE MORE FROM THE AIRPORT. IT WAS A LITTLE MORE ORGANIZED THAN WHAT WAS SHOWING THERE. IT WEAKENED A BIT. WE CAN CONFIRM THERE IS A CIRCULATION. IT LOOKS LIKE IT JUST CROSSED THE HIGHWAY AND ROLLING TO THE NORTH. >>LOOKING TO THE SOUTH, WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THAT ALONG THE 159 AND TO THE WEST, MORE RAIN. THE TWO WARNINGS WILL CONTINUE. THAT IS SET TO EXPIRE IN ABOUT FIVE MINUTES. AND THE OTHER TWO UNTIL 7:45 PM. A LITTLE MORE TIME LEFT ON THE AS WE CONTINUE TO WATCH THIS LINE MOVE ALONG, BUT FOUND ONE AT 7:45 PM AND THE ONES IN THE NORTH INTO MADISON UNTIL 7:45 PM. WE ARE GETTING CLOSER HOPEFULLY TO THE END OF THE TORNADO WARNINGS. THE WEATHER SERVICE HAS BEEN EXTENDED EVEN FURTHER EAST. >>THE CIRCULATION THAT IS LIFTING NORTH OF FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS RIGHT NOW. SLIDING ON A. CROSSED OVER 64. MAYBE IN THAT VICINITY OF PLEASANT RIDGE PARK AND GETTING TO THE STONE WOULD GOLF CLUB. AB ALONG HIGHWAY 157. GOING UP INTO THE HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS AREA. AS IT MOVES NORTHEAST. >>HAVE TO TAKE THE CIRCULATION SERIOUSLY. >>JUST NORTH OVER TOWARD COLLINSVILLE. THESE AREAS STAY VERY MUCH AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND KNOW YOUR THREAT AROUND YOU. WITH THE INTENSE RAIN, YOU MAY NOT HAVE MUCH VISIBLE TO THE IN TERMS OF CIRCULATION. IF YOU HEAR ANYTHING OR IF CONDITIONS CHANGE, BE PREPARED TO GET TO A SAFE PLACE. >>THAT IS THE KEY. THERE ARE MANY WALLS BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE AS POSSIBLE. THE LOWEST FLOOR. YOU’RE TRYING TO GET UNDER A TABLE OR DESK. SOMETHING THAT SHOULD SUPPORT WEIGHT IF SOMETHING COMES CRASHING DOWN. IN ALL CASES YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD. I HAVE A COUPLE OF CIRCULATION SHOWING UP. ONE IS CLOSE TO COLLINSVILLE. WE ARE GETTING THESE, ANOTHER JUST SOUTHWEST OF EDWARDSVILLE. THESE THINGS ARE TRYING TO SPIN UP TORNADOES. YOU HAVE ONE POLYGON THAT GOES OUT FOR A PARTICULAR CIRCULATION BUT WE HAVE THIS LINE COMING THROUGH ANYWHERE ALONG THE CDS. >>EARLIER WE HAD A FUNNEL CLOUD RECORDED IN ALTON. CREWS ARE ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE STORM AS IT MOVES IN. WE CONTINUE THE TORNADO WARNING. WE CONTINUE FOR JERSEY, KOOPMAN AND MADISON COUNTY. NORTHWEST SIDE OF O’FALLON, POWER FLASHES ARE BEING RECORDED NORTH OF THE I-64. THROUGH THE NORTH SIDE OF THAT. AGAIN, GIVING YOU A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE, MAYBE WE CAN ZOOM OUT OF IT ON MY MAP. IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS, WE ARE TALKING THE AREA JUST TO THE NORTH. THAT AREA HAS A POTENTIAL OF PROBLEMS. AGAIN IN THAT AREA OF BETHEL MINE ROAD, NORTH ILLINOIS STREET. THERE IS AN AREA AROUND THE GOLF COURSE, THE TOM WOLF GOLF CLUB. THE OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD, WE MAY GET TO THAT IN THE SECOND. >>IF WE CAN TAKE THE DOWNTOWN AREA AS WELL, THE LOW IBACH TOWARD THE –. CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED SO MUCH AS YOU SEE THE HEAVY RAIN. ONCE THE LINE PASSES, YOU WILL SEE A BIG IMPROVEMENT. STILLMORE HEAVY RAIN OUT TO THE WEST. OVER THE WESTERN COUNTIES. MOMENTS AGO, YOU COULDN’T MAKE OUT THE BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET. FOR THE FOLKS ON THE ILLINOIS SIDE, WE ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR THIS AS WELL. WE STILL HAVE THE TORNADO WARNINGS IN PLACE. WE WILL SHOW YOU THAT QUICKLY. THE THUNDERSTORM WARNING THAT EXTENDS TO THE SOUTH AS WELL. THAT ONE WILL RUN LONGER. WE HAVE A THUNDERSTORM WARNING. THAT INCLUDES MONROE, RANDOLPH AND ST. CLAIR. WE HAVE THE TORNADO WARNINGS HOPEFULLY A BIT OF A BREAK. C AT THE TORNADO WARNINGS HAVE EXPIRED, WE WILL GET YOU BACK TO REGULAR PROGRAMMING AND BE BACK DURING THE BREAKS IF WE NEED TO BE. WE HAVEN’T HAD REPORTS SOUTH. IT HAS BEEN A GOOD SCENARIO AROUND THE METRO AREA. THE REPORT OF DAMAGE THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY. ST. CHARLES DOES HAVE THE LARGEST NUMBER OF POWER OUTAGES. ABOUT 55 HUNDRED CUSTOMERS. THE ONE THING WE ARE SEEING, NOT TO THE SOUTHWEST. CLOSE TO COLLINSVILLE IS TRYING TO SEARCH INTO PARTS OF O’FALLON. TRYING TO GET SOMETHING THERE. THAT IS WHY WE HAVE THE WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR THOSE AREAS AT THIS MOMENT. YOU WANT TO BE SAFE AND GET IN AS MANY WALLS BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE AS POSSIBLE. >>I WOULD THINK THIS ONE TO THE SOUTH SHOULD EXPIRE. IT LOOKS LIKE THE MAIN ONE IS BEYOND THAT. THE WEATHER SERVICE MAY ALLOW THAT TO EXPIRE. WE WILL TAKE A LOOK THERE. WE WILL SEE IF THAT GOES OFF. WE STILL HAVE 15 MINUTES LEFT ON THE OTHER TWO FURTHER TO THE NORTH. EDWARDSVILLE CONTINUES ALONG WITH TROY TO BE UNDER THE WARNING. HERE IT IS BACK TO THE EAST AND NORTHEAST. THE ENTIRE LINE WORKING EAST/NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 35 MILES PER HOUR. THAT IS HOW THEY HAVE BEEN TRACKING. >>YOU WERE LOOKING AT WOOD RIVER ILLINOIS. THAT IS THE EASTBOUND 143 THROUGH WRIT WOOD RIVER. YOU CAN SEE THE RAIN COMING DOWN. WE ARE CONTINUING TO GET UPDATES FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. WE ARE MONITORING THAT. GETTING MORE REPORTS OF POWER FLASHES AROUND THE EAST SIDE. WE WILL WATCH THAT WITH GUSTY WIND. EVEN REALLY DON’T HAVE TORNADOES. OUTFLOW FROM THE THUNDERSTORMS TO CREATE ISSUES WITH POWER LINES AND SMALL TREES. WE CONTINUE TO KEEP THAT UPDATED. YOU CAN SEE THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DID TAKE DOWN A SLIVER OF WARNING THAT WAS LEFT FOR WESTERN PART OF ST. CLAIR COUNTY. WE HAVE THE WARNINGS THAT CONTINUE THROUGH 7:45 PM. MUCH OF MADISON COUNTY. STILL UNDER THAT AS WELL. >>WE ARE GETTING REPORTS OF POWER FLASHES. WIND DAMAGE, KNOCKING DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES. IT COULD ALSO BE AN INDICATION THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT SOMETHING ON THE GROUND IN THE AREA. THE TORNADO WARNING CONTINUES FOR THOSE AREAS. JUST OFF TO THE EAST AND NORTHEAST OF ST. LOUIS, AS WE ARE DEALING WITH THE STORM AND MADISON COUNTY. STILL LOOKING AT TWO PIPE — 2.5 INCHES OF RAIN. MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST. WE ARE GETTING GOOD, SOAKING RAIN. I SAY GOOD, MEANING HEAVY. IT IS THE LAST THING THAT WE NEED. THE RIVER WILL BE A BIG CONCERN OVER THE COMING DAYS. >>THAT WILL BE THE NEXT PHASE ONCE WE GET THROUGH EVERYTHING. THERE IS RAIN WRAPPED INTO PORTIONS OF RANDOLPH COUNTY, I SHOULD SAY MUNRO COUNTY, CLOSE TO RANDOLPH COUNTY. >>>THAT IS, THOSE CIRCULATIONS ARE THERE, BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T HAD A LOT OF DAMAGE REPORT, WE ARE IN THE UNKNOWN. WE WILL NOT GET THE REPORTS AFTER THERE IS DAMAGE. IS A LOT OF COUNTRY IN OPEN SPACE. SOME OF THESE SPACES MAY NOT HAVE ANYONE TO CONFIRM WHAT IS GOING ON. >>LET’S GO TO AUGUSTINE’S ARE A. TRACY HANSEN IS OUT THERE LIVE RIGHT NOW. SHE CAN WALK US THROUGH. >>Reporter: WE ARE ON A GUST OF. IS IT 91? 94. LARGE TREES IN A HILLY AREA. THE ROAD IS PRETTY MUCH BLOCKED. WE WATCHED A LARD TREE GET CLEARED IN ABOUT 15 OR 20 MINUTES. >>BE CAREFUL WITH THE DEBRIS DOWN. IT CAN MAKE TRAVEL AND DRIVING DIFFICULT. WE DO HAVE A BIT OF A BREAK RIGHT NOW. THE WESTERN PART OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY ENJOYING A NICE BREAK ALONG WITH MUCH OF ST. CHARLES. ADDITIONAL RAIN IS SET TO COME IN. AN AREA OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN, THAT IS NOT SEVERE. WE HAVEN’T HAD ANY WARNINGS. THERE ARE POCKETS OF INTENSE RAINFALL THAT WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR. YOU WILL FIND IN SOME PLACES, THE RAINFALL IS MORE LIKE ON THE ORDER OF ONE HALF INCH OR SO PER HOUR VERSUS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT HERE MOVING THROUGH WITH INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS. WE STILL HAVE 1.5-2.5 INCHES OF RAIN. TOWARD LAMBERT, LOOKING TO THE WEST, CLOUDS ARE ROLLING BACK IN. AGAIN AN INDICATION OF SOME OF THE RAIN TO THE WEST. IT HAS YET TO COME THROUGH. WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH THAT. I WANT TO PUT WARNINGS BACK UP. NOT THAT MUCH LONGER. MAYBE NINE MINUTES OR SO ON THE TORNADO WARNINGS. AND HOPEFULLY, THAT WILL BE THAT. WE ARE STILL MONITORING THE LINE FOR ROTATION. >>>WE HAVE ALREADY MESSED UP THE PROGRAMMING FOR THIS EVENING. IT IS 7:36 PM. THE WARNINGS, AT LEAST THE ONES THAT ARE ISSUED AT THE MOMENT WHEN THEY EXPIRE, WE WILL STAY WITH YOU UNTIL 8 PM. AT 8 PM, THE SEASON FINALE OF THE VOICE BEGINS. WE ARE ANTICIPATING THAT AT THAT POINT, WE WILL NOT HAVE IT AS BAD AS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN. WE WILL BE WITH YOU DURING COMMERCIAL BREAKS AND PERIODICALLY NOT HAVE TO DO CONTINUOUS COVERAGE. WE DO HAVE NEW WARNINGS THAT WILL TAKE US THROUGH 8:15 PM. THAT INCLUDES BOND COME CLINTON , MADISON AND MONTGOMERY, ALL OF THE ILLINOIS SIDE OF THE RIVER. >>>FOR THOSE THAT ARE WONDERING, WE DON’T STEP ON PROGRAMMING FOR SUCH SEVERE WARNINGS, UNLESS THERE IS SOMETHING CATASTROPHIC GOING ON. TYPICALLY WHERE THERE IS A TORNADO AND A CONFIRMED TORNADO IS WHEN WE DO THE EXTENDED COVERAGE. THAT IS WHAT WE HAD EARLIER. THAT IS WHY WE WENT IN AND STUCK WITH IT. WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF WARNINGS. IT IS A HIGHLY POPULATED AREA. WE ARE WATCHING ALL OF THAT. WITH THAT BEING SAID, WE DO HAVE A WARNING UNTIL 8:15 PM. BOND, COOP IN MADISON AND MONTGOMERY. >>YOU ARE LOOKING AT ELITE LIST PICTURE NEAR EDWARDSVILLE. CREWS ARE OUT THERE. YOU WILL DEAL WITH WIND 50-60 MILES PER HOUR. THE ONE THAT WE PRODUCED A CONFIRMED TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED. BACK THEREBY AUGUSTA AND HEADING TOWARD –. THAT WAS PRODUCING LARGE HAIL FOR SURE. WHETHER IT HAD TOO MANY HOUSES WE DO NOT KNOW. WE HAVEN’T SEEN THE INDICATION OF LARGE HAIL. THAT IS BEING THE MAIN THREAT. WE THOUGHT MOST OF ALL ALONG, OUR BIGGEST THREAT WAS GOING TO BE WITH WIND AND POTENTIAL ISOLATED TORNADOES. AND IT NOW STARTS TO IMPACT AREAS OF ST. CLAIR COUNTY AND EASTERN AND SOUTHERN ST. CLAIR COUNTY. UP UNTIL THIS POINT, FAIRLY QUIET. WE ARE TRY TO IDENTIFY ANY OF AREA THAT HAS COUPLETS OF INBOUND AND OUTBOUND WIND LOOKING FOR BROAD CIRCULATION. WE SEE SOMETHING THAT IT DOESN’T TYPICALLY LAST VERY LONG. THERE ARE CIRCULATION SHOWING UP IN THE STORM TRACK. >>MEMBER HOW THAT CHANGES AS YOU ARE SPINNING. YOU WILL SPIN FASTER WHEN YOU COME IN. THE SAME THING APPLIES HERE. ONCE THE CIRCULATIONS TIGHTEN, THE WIND SPEED GETS A LOT STRONGER. THE PROBLEM WE HAVE FROM THE METEOROLOGICAL STANDPOINT, WE CAN TELL YOU THE CIRCULATIONS ARE THERE. WE KNOW THE ENVIRONMENT IS CONDUCIVE TO STRENGTHENING AND BECOMING STRONGER. WE CAN’T TELL YOU WHEN THAT WILL HAPPEN. AND SOME STORMS IT DOES AND OTHERS IT DOES NOT. YOU ERR ON THE SIDE OF SAFETY WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT LOOKS IMPRESSIVE. YOU DON’T WANT IT TO BECOME A HUGE ISSUE. >>THE WEATHER SERVICE IS PARED DOWN TO THE NORTH. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF AREAS THAT WE WILL MONITOR FOR ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES OR SO. THOSE ARE WARNINGS THAT ARE POSTED UNTIL 745 P.M. THE OTHER WARNINGS WILL RUN LONGER THAN THAT. OUR MAIN CONCERN IS THE TORNADO WARNING. AS WE HOLD ON THROUGH, WE ARE PLANNING ON GOING UNTIL THE WARNING EXPIRES. >>HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE SOON. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CIRCULATIONS. THEY ARE NOT DROPPING OUT OF THE GROUND. WE HAVE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TOWARD THE AUGUSTA AREA. WE WILL BE HEARING FROM HER TONIGHT. WE HAVE CREWS THROUGHOUT THE AREA. ONCE THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT, THERE IS THE LIVE LOOK AT ACOSTA. ONCE THE LINE CLEARS YOUR AREA, ESSENTIALLY THE THREAT IS GREATLY DIMINISHED. THE THREAT THEN BECOMES MORE TO HEAVY RAIN AND POTENTIAL FLASH FLOOD. THAT IS THE TORNADO WARNING WE WILL SEND IT BACK TO REGULAR PROGRAMMING HERE. MORE RAIN TO THE WEST FROM PIKE COUNTY BACK DOWN THROUGH MONTGOMERY AND GASCONADE AND FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE CELLS ARE MOVING TO THE NORTH. >>IF WE GET ANOTHER COUPLE OF INCHES OF RAIN, A LOT OF US HAD AN INCH OR SO. WE HAVE HEARD THAT THE TREES ACROSS THE 94, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS OUT THERE. THERE TRYING TO GET TO DEFIANCE AND CROSSED THE POTENTIAL PATH AGAIN. YOU’RE IN A RURAL AREA. THERE IS NOT A LOT OF DAYLIGHT LEFT AT THIS POINT. THESE MEN AND WOMEN ARE TRYING TO GET OUT THERE AND ASSESS THE SITUATION. SO FAR, WHAT WE HAVE HEARD IS THERE HAVE BEEN NO INJURIES REPORTED YET. WE HAVE NOT HEARD ANY ADDITIONAL REPORTS. THEY ARE ASSESSING THE SITUATION IS WHAT WE ARE TOLD. LAMBERT IS BACK OPEN. THE BLUES ARE PLAYING HOCKEY. >>YOU CAN SEE LOW CLOUDS THERE SPINNING THROUGH. >>WHETHER THEY WILL DROP A TORNADO IS REMAINS TO BE SEEN. WE ARE A COUPLE OF MINUTES FROM THE WARNINGS EXPIRING. WE HAD THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS. YOU NEED TO TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY AS WELL. THAT IS OFF INTO THE METRO EAST COMMUNITIES. JUST HEADQUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED ON HIGHWAY 40. THE STORMS STILL PACK QUITE A PUNCH AS THEY TRAVERSE NOW AND MAINLY THE FARM FIELD OF ILLINOIS. THERE ALMOST OVER TO SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE. HEADING EASTBOUND. THE CIRCULATION WAS STILL THERE. THERE IS A POTENTIAL TO STILL SPIN SOMETHING UP. NOT GETTING A LOT OF DAMAGE REPORTS. NOT GETTING A LOT OF OUTAGE REPORTS. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE LOOK FOR. IT LOOKS LIKE THE WARNINGS WILL EXPIRE HERE AT 7:45 PM. >>THAT IS GOOD NEWS. LOOKING TO THE WEST, MORE RAIN, WE WILL DEAL ABOUT. THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT APPEARS NOW TO BE GOING DOWN. WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH. IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL WARNINGS, WE WILL CUT IN AS NEEDED. THE THINKING NOW IS WE WILL SEND IT BACK TO REGULAR PROGRAMMING AFTER THIS MORNING EXPIRES. WE WILL THEN BE GOOD AND MAYBE DO UPDATES DURING COMMERCIAL BREAKS. WE WANT TO GET YOU TO THE VOICE AND THE SEASON FINALE, COMING UP AT 8 PM. WE WANT FOLKS TO ENJOY THE PROGRAMMING. >>THE SEVERE WARNINGS EAST OF ST. LOUIS, THEY WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR A WHILE. WE WILL TRACK THE STORMS FOR YOU. YOU ARE WATCHING THE CONTINUING COVERAGE. >>>THE STORMS WILL RAPIDLY MOVE TO THE NORTHEAST. WE WOULD BE CONCERNED WITH THIS AREA AROUND ALHAMBRA. LET’S DO A TRACK OF WHERE THE BEST CHANCE OF CIRCULATION WOULD BE. THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF MADISON COUNTY. MOST LIKELY WHERE THE CIRCULATION WOULD BE CROSSING. IF IT WERE TO DROP OUT OF THE CLOUD, IT COULD PRODUCE A TORNADO. IT IS THE AREA TO MONITOR FOR ANOTHER SPIN UP. IS A RADAR INDICATED TORNADO. IT WOULD HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THE STORMS MOVING RAPIDLY. IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF MADISON COUNTY AND INTO MacOUPIN COUNTY AND INTO PARTS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY. NOT QUITE MOVING DUE EAST. LITCHFIELD, ON YOUR DOORSTEP. GIVE OR TAKE FIVE MINUTES. WE WILL TRACK THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE STORM. RIGHT NOW, WE DON’T HAVE ANY WARNINGS ON THE MISSOURI SIDE OF THE RIVER. BY 8:41 AM 8:41 PM IT IS IN MULBERRY GROVE. HERE’S HOPING BY THEN, THE STORMS ARE WEAKENING AT SOME POINT. THAT WE DON’T HAVE TRANSIENT CIRCULATIONS. CARLISLE AIKEN THE PATH OF THE BREEZE, ABOUT 8:11 PM. IT SHOULD BE IN NEW BADEN MOMENTARILY. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE DARK SKY AS WE APPROACH SUNSET IN ST. LOUIS. GRANITE CITY, REPORTING 7-8 INCHES OF WATER AT 25th STREET AND EDWARDSVILLE. THE WATER IS UP TO MID TYRANT WALNUT STREET. THE LAST TIME I REMEMBER I WAS IN GRANITE CITY DURING STORM COVERAGE, WE DID FIND SIGNIFICANTLY POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WHERE HE HAD SITUATIONS LIKE THIS. IT RINGS A BELL FOR ME. STRENGTHENING CIRCULATION SOUTH OF NEW ATHANS. GREG WAS HERE WITH YOU EARLIER AND TALKED ABOUT THAT. AGAIN, WE WILL LOOK DOWN ON THAT. CAN YOU FIND OUT IF WE HAVE A BREAK BEFORE WE GO INTO THE VOICE? I AM PRETTY SURE WE WANT TO DO ONE MORE BLUR BEFORE THAT. THE CIRCULATION DOWN HERE TOWARDS NEW ATHANS, GETTING TIGHTER THERE. FAYETTEVILLE, JOHANNESBURG, IT IS SOMETHING WORTH WATCHING. POTENTIAL CIRCULATION THERE. YOU CAN SEE, THERE IS NO CLEAR- CUT SIGN THAT THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE TORNADO FROM THE SKY. THAT IS NOT THERE AT THE MOMENT. WHAT IS THERE IS LITTLE CIRCULATIONS. I HAVE TO KEEP THIS IN A CERTAIN FRAME. THAT WAY I DON’T SWITCH THE RADAR. THERE ARE AREAS WHERE READING GREENER BUMPING EACH OTHER. THAT IS SHOWING CIRCULATION. IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE ANYTHING HERE THAT REALLY STANDS OUT. THAT IS WHERE THE RADAR SITE PICKS UP. I WILL LOOK AND SEE IF WE WILL GET MacHOVER FROM THE EVANSVILLE SITE. >>AT 55 WE WILL DO A QUICK CAUGHT IN. YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO? THERE IS NO BREAK. WE CAN TOUCH EVERY NATIONAL BREAK. THAT IS WHAT WE USED TO DO IS OVERRIDE NATIONAL BREAKS. WE WILL STAY HERE AND DO THIS. HOW ABOUT HAIL? THERE IS HAIL SHOWING UP. WE DID GET REPORTS THERE. I WILL GO DOWN A LITTLE FURTHER SOUTH. I THINK THAT IS MAKING A LOT OF US HAPPY. >>I HEAR VOICES EVEN THOUGH NO ONE IS TALKING TO ME. WHEN I FIGURED OUT. THE TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN MADISON COUNTY, OVER INTO BOND COUNTY, THE CIRCULATION IS STILL THERE. IT LOOKS LIKE THE CIRCULATION IS PROBABLY NORTH OF –. KIND OF ALONG POCAHONTAS ROAD. IF YOU JUST DO A QUICK, SHORT TRACK ON THAT, IT IS ALMOST INTO GRANTFORK RIGHT NOW. >>I CAN HEAR YOU. >>>OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES. WE STILL HAVE ONE WARNING IN EFFECT, ON THE ILLINOIS SIDE OF THE RIVER. EASTERN PORTIONS OF MADISON COUNTY INTO BOND COUNTY. LOOK AT THE LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS, WE ALSO HAVE SEVERE STORMS ALONG THE LINE. EVERYTHING IS STILL MOVING RAPIDLY EAST AND NORTHEAST AT THIS POINT. WE CAN PUT THIS INTO MOTION. I WANT YOU TO SEE THE SURGE WHERE WE ARE LOOKING AT THE STORMS SURGING ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF MADISON COUNTY. A NEW MORNING JUST ISSUED FOR EASTERN ST. CLAIR COUNTY. THAT WILL TAKE US TOWARD CARLISLE LAKE AS THE STORMS ARE RAPIDLY PUSHING IN. AND TO STOP IT, WE WILL GETTING CLOSER. WE WILL TRACK THE STORMS. WE WILL GET YOU TO THE VOICE ON TIME ON SCHEDULE. WE WILL BE IN ON THE VOICE ON TIME. WE WANT TO GET YOU CAUGHT UP ON THE STORMS TO THE EAST OF ST. LOUIS. THERE IS THE WARNING, ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF MADISON COUNTY, GOING INTO PORTIONS OF BOND COUNTY. SPECIFICALLY THE NORTHWEST PORTION. JUST NORTH OF ALHAMBRA. THE WHOLE AREA IS DIFFUSE. JUST A FEW MINUTES — SHOAL CREEK. YOU HAVE A MUCH LARGER AREA EMBEDDED IN HERE WHERE WE HAVE SEVERE STORM WARNINGS. THAT INCLUDES MONTGOMERY, KOOPMAN, MADISON, BOND, CARLISLE AND CLINTON COUNTY. NORTHERN PORTIONS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, BACK INTO PORTIONS OF ST. CLAIR COUNTY THEN DOWN INTO MONROE COUNTY. THOSE ARE THE PLACES RIGHT NOW WHERE WE ARE LOOKING AT THE SEVERE STORMS. THAT WILL RUN ANYWHERE FROM 45- 60 MILES PER HOUR. WE HAVE ALSO HAD OTHER REPORTS OF HAIL. HILL DOES NOT SEEM TO BE THE BIGGEST THREAT. THAT IS THE LEADING EDGE. WHAT IS COMING IN BEHIND, HEAVY RAINFALL AND COLDER AIR. THAT WILL PUSH THE STORMS ALONG. THE THREAT IS ALONG THE LEADING EDGE. BEHIND IT IS A FLASH FLOOD THREAT. WE HAVE HAD REPORTS OF TREES DOWN IN ST. CHARLES. ESPECIALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE 94. TERRY ROAD IS COVERED WITH TREES. ACOSTA SHORES, MULTIPLE TREES. FIRE UNITS FROM THREE DISTRICTS ARE WORKING TO OPEN ROADS. CHERRY POINT AND HI POINTE ARE BLOCKED BY TREES. THE 94 SOUTH OF LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL AND SOUTH OF DEFIANCE. THAT IS BROAD. THAT IS WHERE WE THINK WE HAD A CONFIRMED TORNADO. THE REST HAVE BEEN PRELIMINARIES ARE RELATIONS SHOWING UP. FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE EVENING, KEEP WATCH ON THE SCREEN. THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN WILL CONTINUE WITH THE KROLL INFORMATION. IF WE GET REPORTS OF CONFIRMATION IN ILLINOIS THAT THERE IS WIDESPREAD DAMAGE OR A TORNADO ON THE GROUND, WE WILL BE BACK IMMEDIATELY. OTHERWISE, WE WILL LET THE KROLL HANDLE THE SITUATION. WE WILL STICK WITH YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. WE ARE TAKING A BIT OF A BREAK. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IN MADISON, MONROE CAR-RENTAL FENCING CLARE COUNTY HAS BEEN CANCELED. KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN ALONG THE INTERSTATE. THAT IS INTERSTATE 70.

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