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UPDATE: Tornado watch lifted for mid-Missouri counties

Sunday, November 17, 2013 | 10:53 a.m. CST; updated 6:14 p.m. CST, Sunday, November 17, 2013
A fallen tree drags a phone line down to street level on the 1500 block of Hinkson Street on Sunday. Extreme winds came through mid-Missouri as a severe weather system went through the Midwest.

*UPDATE: This story has been updated to indicate that the National Weather Service has since lifted the tornado watch for central Missouri.

COLUMBIA — Sunday's tornado watch for mid-Missouri has been lifted.

The tornado watch was originally expected to last until 4 p.m. Sunday and included the following Missouri counties: Audrain, Callaway, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, Montgomery, Osage, Pike, Ralls, St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren.

A wind advisory remains in effect for most of central and northeast Missouri, including Boone County, until 6 p.m. Sunday. Strong winds should be expected Sunday, and gusts could reach up to 50 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

Elsewhere in Missouri, severe storms have left tens of thousands without power, destroyed a mobile home and damaged numerous roofs.

Ameren Missouri reported more than 37,000 outages Sunday afternoon, mostly in the St. Louis area.

The National Weather Service said there was roof and shingle damage across parts of St. Louis and St. Louis County, as well as downed and uprooted trees. In St. Charles County, roof damage was reported at a Wentzville school.

A trained spotter reported that a tornado destroyed a mobile home in the Scott County town of Oran, but no one was injured.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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