Heat advisory issued for Boone County

Temperatures in Columbia are expected to hit 96 degrees on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Columbia under heat advisory as temperatures climb

This week's forecast calls for temperatures in the 90s with heat index levels that will make it feel even hotter. The National Weather Service suggests taking measures to prevent injury, and Columbia has set up cooling centers around the city.

Excessive heat in Missouri might cause pavement problems

MoDOT says roadways have already begun to buckle in parts of Missouri since the sweltering weather arrived last week.

Wind knocks down tree at Broadway and College Avenue

Before 3 p.m. Saturday, wind caused a tree to fall onto Broadway by the College Avenue intersection on the Stephens College campus.

Sticky heat settles over Missouri

Much of the state is under a heat advisory until at least Monday evening as temperatures in the 90s combine with high humidity to create a heat index of around 100 degrees.

Floody Muddy 101 to teach about river ecology

Instead of Canoe for Clean Water, experts will teach about river flooding and ecology from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Katfish Katy's boat ramp.

Missouri River at flood level, might cause cancellation of Canoe for Clean Water race

The flood level, along with faster river flow, might cause the cancellation of Saturday's race, but the festival would still go on as planned.

Flood advisory issued until late Friday afternoon

A downpour Friday morning prompted the advisory. The National Weather Service said locations along Hinkson Creek downstream from Columbia can expect flooding.

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Boone Hospital Center sign catches fire Tuesday

The Boone Hospital Center's sign caught fire Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m. because of a structural fire. Possible lightning strikes could have occurred as well. 

Flood watch posted for Boone County

A flash flood watch has been issued through Wednesday morning for Columbia and Boone County.

Weather service updates flood watch

Boone County is under a flash flood watch until Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

Flash flood watch to begin Wednesday evening

The National Weather Service has advised residents to be aware of possible flash flooding from Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

Midwest flooding is worst in Missouri

Flooding on the St. Louis riverfront forced the President Casino to close and submerged some roads. Flash flooding is blamed in two Missouri deaths.

MU Honors College commencement to be held indoors Saturday

Because of a rainy forecast, the MU Honors College commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday will now be held in Mizzou Arena instead of the Francis Quadrangle.

Flash flood warning extended until 4:30 p.m.

Boone County is under a flood warning until 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Flooded Boone County roads include Tri-City Lake Road at Highway CC, Blackfoot Road at the north county limits, Easley River Road near Cooper's Landing, Stone Drive near Dripping Springs Road, Brushwood Lake Road west of Scott Boulevard and Wilcox Road at Route E. A flash flood watch continues through Thursday evening.

Flash flood warning until 11 a.m.

The National Weather Service in St. Louis has issued a flash flood warning for Boone County until 11 a.m. A flash flood warning means flooding is imminent or occurring, according to the service.

UPDATE: Thunderstorms could bring high winds

High winds between 9 p.m. and midnight tonight could accompany thunderstorms passing through Columbia.

Possibility of thunderstorms, hail, high winds in next 24 hours

It's too early to say when the thunderstorms might start. Check back for more updates.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 3 p.m. for Boone County

Strong wind gusts, large hail and frequent lightning are predicted for Boone County and all adjacent counties.