Rain likely for Homecoming weekend

Showers will be off and on Saturday with the best chance of rain late Friday night and early Saturday morning.


Living in Paradise, Mo. — for now

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.

Farmers struggle as dry weather blankets east

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.


Students take cover under umbrellas for the dreary morning

Severe thunderstorm watch includes Columbia

Severe thunderstorms are a possibility in Boone County until 10 p.m.

Boone County under flash flood watch

A flash flood watch was posted for Boone and adjacent counties from noon Wednesday through Thursday morning.


Heaviest rain expected south of Columbia

Rain from tropical storm Hermine is likely to cause wet weather this week for Missouri. 

HURRICANE EARL: What others are saying

Hurricane Earl is approaching North Carolina's Outer Banks and might reach the coast of Massachusetts shortly.

East Coast on alert as Hurricane Earl approaches

The Category 4 storm is expected to scrape Cape Hatteras, Long Island and eastern New England.

People ferried off North Carolina island ahead of Hurricane Earl

Officials hope the 800 or so local residents will follow tourists off the Outer Banks island before the hurricane strikes.

FEMA: U.S. evacuations may be required for Earl

The hurricane is forecast to potentially brush North Carolina late Thursday before heading parallel to land up the East Coast.

Hurricane Earl threatens U.S. Coast after hitting Caribbean

The East Coast of the U.S. could see some rain from the storm later this week.

UPDATE: Almanac predicts rough winter for Missouri

The 2011 edition of the Farmers' Almanac calls for a brutal winter season in Missouri, with plenty of snow and cold temperatures through March.

Heat will shorten school day Friday for some local schools

Schools without air conditioning will dismiss early Friday. All other schools will remain in session all day.




St. Louis woman dies from heat

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.

High water again closes Missouri highway, near Iowa border

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.

1 person missing in storm-flooded Iowa creek

Iowa State University football players were stacking sandbags around the football stadium Wednesday, and Interstate 35 was closed just south of Ames.

UPDATE: Excessive heat warning extended to Friday

The excessive heat warning issued Monday has been extended until 9 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Heat index expected to hit 115 in Missouri, Kansas

The extreme temperatures are expected to last all week.

Excessive heat warning in effect until Thursday

An excessive heat warning for parts of Missouri and Illinois, including Columbia, will be in effect until late Thursday.