As rain continues Tuesday, the month is already the the third wettest October on record, with more than half the month still to come.
If the month were to end today, 2014 would land fourth on the list of wettest Octobers in Columbia history.
Overnight storms pounded swath of mid-Missouri as waves of heavy rain are expected through daybreak Saturday.
Heavy rainfall Thursday kept seven Boone County roads closed Friday.
The rainfall on Thursday broke a record from 1927.
The National Weather Service reported 2 to 4 inches of rain from storms that moved through the area Wednesday night.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been posted for southern Boone County, including the city of Columbia, until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Meteorologists in Missouri were flummoxed by the tiny dots until they researched butterfly flight patterns.
The temperature of the next few days is lower than the historical average. Friday will be the coldest with a low around 44 degrees.
The storm left more than 14,000 Columbia residents without power and caused the first call for outside help since 1981.
A lightning strike ignited an north Columbia roof, and flood water submerged roads across town.
According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, rain, strong winds and hail are possible in Columbia tomorrow.
Showers and thunderstorms on Friday afternoon may be alarming for Saturday gamegoers and tailgaters, but storms are not in the forecast for game day.
The latest edition forecasts colder-than-normal and wetter-than-usual weather for three-quarters of the country east of the Rocky Mountains.
A heat advisory is in effect for central Missouri from Wednesday to 7 p.m. Sunday. The warning covers Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Montgomery and Osage counties. Residents are encouraged to use cooling centers.
High temperatures for the next five days are forecast to be the hottest of the summer.
Ameren Missouri said about 20,800 customers lost power in its service area in eastern Missouri Wednesday night. By 5 a.m. Thursday, power had been restored to more than 80 percent of those customers.
Outdoor city pools at Twin Lakes, Douglass Park, Lake of the Woods Recreation Area and Albert-Oakland Park were closed Tuesday because of the temperature drop. These pools close when the temperature is forecast to stay below 75 degrees.
A neighborhood makes do and forms bonds without electricity. "People have come together. I've met neighbors I hadn't even seen before," Marion Drive homeowner Vince Hawkins said.
Power has been restored to a majority of the more than 14,000 who lost power during the storms. But Columbia Water and Light said in a statement that not all outages will be fixed before Wednesday.