Columbia’s weather forecast for today, reported at 5:17 AM on Tuesday, the 21st of May. Overnight, showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 49. Northeast wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Looking ahead, Tuesday, showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 72. East wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Tuesday Night, showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 56. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Next, Wednesday, sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Sunrise today will be at 5:52 am and the sun will set at 8:20 pm.
There are 3 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.
Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of eastern and central Missouri as well as west central and southwest Illinois. Day one. Today and tonight. Severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind is the primary threat, but isolated tornadoes are also possible. A flash flood watch is in effect until midnight tonight. Locally heavy rain from last night combined with expected heavy rain from thunderstorms this afternoon and evening may produce dangerous flash flooding. Major river flooding is ongoing along portions of the Illinois River. Days two through seven. Wednesday through Monday. Major river flooding will continue along portions of the Illinois River, and is forecast to reach near major at Saverton on the Mississippi River. The chance for thunderstorms will continue through Monday across parts of our area. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation will likely be needed this afternoon and evening.
Flood Watch. Flash flood watch in effect through this evening. The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a. Flash Flood Watch for portions of Illinois and Missouri. including the following counties. in Illinois. Adams IL. Bond IL. Brown IL. Calhoun IL. Clinton IL. Fayette IL. Greene IL. Jersey IL. Macoupin IL. Madison IL. Marion IL. Monroe IL. Montgomery IL. Pike IL. Randolph IL. Saint Clair IL and Washington IL. In Missouri. Audrain MO. Boone MO. Callaway MO. Cole MO. Crawford MO. Franklin MO. Gasconade MO. Iron MO. Jefferson MO. Knox MO. Lewis MO. Lincoln MO. Madison MO. Marion MO. Moniteau MO. Monroe MO. Montgomery MO. Osage MO. Pike MO. Ralls MO. Reynolds MO. Saint Charles MO. Saint Francois MO. Saint Louis City MO. Saint Louis MO. Sainte Genevieve MO. Shelby MO. Warren MO and Washington MO. Through this evening. Locally heavy rainfall from storms this morning combined with another round of heavy rain associated with a line of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening could produce flash flooding. Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor drainage areas. and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger streams and rivers will also be possible. Precautionary/preparedness actions. A Flash Flood Watch is advanced notice that conditions are favorable that may lead to flash flooding. People in the Watch area, especially in flood prone areas, should use this time to make preparations just in case. Stay informed, and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.
Flood Warning. Forecast Flooding Changed from Moderate to Major Severity for the following rivers in Missouri. Missouri River. at Jefferson City. near Chamois. at Gasconade. at Hermann. at Washington. at St. Charles. Osage River near Mari-Osa Campground. River forecasts are based on observed precipitation and forecast precipitation for the next 24 hours. Precautionary/preparedness actions. Rainfall heavier than forecast could cause river levels to rise even higher than predicted. The National Weather Service will monitor this developing situation and issue follow up statements as conditions or forecasts change. Safety message: Never drive cars, trucks, or sport utility vehicles through flooded areas. The water may be too deep to allow for safe passage. Moc019-027-051-135-220310- /o. Klsx. T0000z-000000t0000z/ /jffm7. T1907z. T0000z. T0000z. NO/ 1011 PM Central Daylight Time Mon May 20 2019. Forecast flooding increased from Moderate to Major severity. The Flood Warning continues for The Missouri River at Jefferson City * At 9:45 PM Monday the stage was 23. feet. Flood stage is 23. feet. Major flooding is forecast. The river is forecast to crest near 32. feet Thursday evening. Impact: At 32. feet. Highway 179 at Marion, west of Jefferson City, floods. In downtown Jefferson City, Missouri Boulevard, Geneva Street, Broadway Street, and West Dunklin Street all begin flooding. Also, this represents the protection level of the levee protecting Hartsburg, MO and the Rievaux levee just west of Wainwright. Impact: At 31. feet. The Katy Trail floods near Claysville. Impact: At 31. feet. Railroad tracks begin to flood. The Cedar City levee at the Highway 63 bridge, the Capitol View levee south of the airport, the Wainwright levee, and the Jacobs levee near Tebbetts all overtop near this height. Impact: At 30. feet. The Renz levee upstream of Jefferson City and north of the Missouri River and the Capitol View levee protecting the airport are overtopped near this height. Impact: At 30. feet. Power plant operations are affected. Airport property begins to flood. Impact: At 30. feet. The Tebbetts East Levee south and east of Tebbetts and the Cole Junction levee just northwest of Jefferson City are overtopped near this height. Also. the Prison Farm and Hartsburg Section 3 levees are overtopped near this height. Washington Park along Wears Creek begins flooding. Impact: At 29. feet. The Katy Trail floods between McBaine and Easley. Impact: At 29. feet. Osage City on the Osage River may begin flooding from backwater. This is particularly true when the St. Thomas gage is above 11 feet. Also, the prison farm levee 7 to 10 miles north of Jefferson City will overtop near this stage. Impact: At 28. feet. Walnut Street just southwest of U. Highway 50/63 begins flooding. Impact: At 27. feet. Near this height, Highway 94 near Portland and Harold Cunningham and Fox Hollow Roads near Easley begin flooding. Impact: At 26. feet. The Katy Trail floods near Wilton. Impact: At 26. feet. The Katy Trail floods near Easley. Impact: At 26. feet. State Route 179 near Sandy Hook is closed due to flooding. Also, State Highway K one mile east of McBaine in Boone County is closed. Impact: At 26. feet. Pumping from a ditch in Hartsburg, MO begins. At this height. numerous county roads near McBaine. Easley. and Ashland are flooded. These include Coats Lane. Grocery Branch. Burr Oak. Old Plank. Cedar Tree. Jemerson Creek. Christian School. Claysville. and Soft Pit Hill Roads. Impact: At 25. feet. The levee protecting McBaine is breached near this height. Impact: At 24. feet. The Katy Trail Floods near Rocheport. Impact: At 23. feet. Easley River Road is closed along the river near Easley. Fld Latest 7 a. Forecast LOCATION Stg Obs Stg 05/21 05/22 05/23 05/24 05/25. Missouri River Jefferson City 23. Lat. Lon 3864 9198 3855 9192 3853 9222 3890 9260 3899 9255.
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