A fast moving storm traveling from the Pacific Northwest caused high winds, tornadoes and snow throughout the Midwest and South.
As of this morning, 16,000 Ameren customers in St. Louis were still without power.
Showers will be off and on Saturday with the best chance of rain late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Oh, such sunny, cool-warm-cool days we are having — and will have, for a few more days. We have La Niña to thank. Now get out and enjoy it.
Inland areas of Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic, Ohio and parts of New Jersey to Maine have been the driest. The dry weather has yet to affected consumers.
Severe thunderstorms are a possibility in Boone County until 10 p.m.
A flash flood watch was posted for Boone and adjacent counties from noon Wednesday through Thursday morning.
Rain from tropical storm Hermine is likely to cause wet weather this week for Missouri.
Hurricane Earl is approaching North Carolina's Outer Banks and might reach the coast of Massachusetts shortly.
The Category 4 storm is expected to scrape Cape Hatteras, Long Island and eastern New England.
Officials hope the 800 or so local residents will follow tourists off the Outer Banks island before the hurricane strikes.
The hurricane is forecast to potentially brush North Carolina late Thursday before heading parallel to land up the East Coast.
The East Coast of the U.S. could see some rain from the storm later this week.
The 2011 edition of the Farmers' Almanac calls for a brutal winter season in Missouri, with plenty of snow and cold temperatures through March.
Schools without air conditioning will dismiss early Friday. All other schools will remain in session all day.
The death of a 74-year-old St. Louis woman is being blamed on the heat, bringing to 10 the number of suspected hot weather-related deaths in Missouri.
Heavy recent rain in Iowa sent the Mississippi back above flood stage as far south as Lincoln County, Mo. Farmland is flooded in many areas, and a few roads are closed.
Iowa State University football players were stacking sandbags around the football stadium Wednesday, and Interstate 35 was closed just south of Ames.
The excessive heat warning issued Monday has been extended until 9 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.