National Weather Service issues severe thunderstorm, flash flood watches

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | 7:56 p.m. CDT; updated 8:12 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 20, 2010

COLUMBIA — The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Boone county until 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to its website.

The Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind of more than 60 miles per hour. The storms were located along a line extending from Boonville to 5 miles west of Versailles. The storms were moving east at 25 miles per hour.

The service also issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Boone County that is in effect until 11 p.m. It issued a flash flood watch that is in effect through Wednesday morning.

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