More severe weather appears to be on the way Friday. Meteorologist Ryan Cutter with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill says new storms are likely to develop late Friday afternoon.
Cutter says they are still very concerned with flash flooding.
Cutter explains how Friday’s storms could be different compared to the ones Thursday night.
A tornado did touchdown in Hannibal and cause damage. Meteorologist Kevin Deitsch with the National Weather Service in St. Louis says the storm arrived shortly after midnight.
A tornado also touched down on County Road 429 just to the Northeast of Rensselaer. At 12:01am Friday, the tornado tracked northeast and did damage to a few sheds at the intersection of County Road 429 and Highway MM. One shed was completely destroyed and its roof lifted into a nearby tree. The EF-0 tornado went approximately one-quarter mile.
Tornadoes were also reported near Green City and Shelbina Thursday night, but no there has been no confirmation of a touchdown or damage with either the Pleasant Hill or St. Louis Weather Service offices. 3.58 inches of rain has already fallen in Columbia, which is a new record for June 25th. That total will likely be added to later this afternoon.