COLUMBIA — There is a severe thunderstorm watch for Boone County until 6 p.m. Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.
These conditions are favorable for hail and winds of 60 mph or more, Laura Kanofsky, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said.
Kanofsky said there will be heavy rainfall through Wednesday, leading to the possibility of minor flooding.
There is also a small stream flood advisory for Boone County until 2:30 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Columbia's Office of Emergency Management website advises the public to prepare tornado plans and to gather safety kits containing:
- A first aid kit
- A battery powered radio
- A flashlight and extra batteries
- Cans of food and a can opener
- Bottled water
- Sturdy shoes and work gloves