Mississippi River crests in St. Louis area; more rain looms

The National Weather Service said the river had crested in the St. Louis area and the Illinois towns of Grafton and Alton farther north.

Oklahoma tornado widest on record, second EF5 in two weeks

Friday's tornado was initially rated as an EF3. But the agency upgraded that ranking after surveying damage and concluding that the storm had winds of 295 mph.

UPDATE: Rain swells creeks, closes roads, floods properties in Boone County

The rain finally cleared out by Saturday morning.

FROM READERS: Photos of rain and flooding

Missourian readers have been sending us their views of rain and flooding in Columbia.

Record set for May 31 rainfall in Columbia

A record of 2.51 inches of rain has exceeded the previous record of 1.57 inches in 1969. More rainfall expected Friday afternoon and evening could push the total higher.

Steady rain brings road closures, risk of flash flooding

Fire Department warns against trying to cross flooded roads.


Columbia temperature nears record high

Residents enjoyed temperatures in the high 80s on Tuesday.


PHOTO GALLERY: MU students enjoy seasonably warm Columbia day

Balmy, seasonal temperatures Tuesday provided a respite from what's been an unpredictable spring in Columbia.

UPDATE: Some sleet, snow possible Friday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for western Missouri with the possibility for some sleet and snow early Friday in the Columbia area. 

Changing weather patterns pose challenges to local governments

Missouri weather is so unpredictable that different weather models could show different projections, and city governments don't know which ones to use.

Rain eases drought for some farmers, but brings mud

Heavy rains that caused some flooding in the last week brought drought relief to the upper Midwest, western Corn Belt and central portions of the Plains.

MULTIMEDIA: As cold, rain descend on MU, students show some color

The campus received more than half an inch of rain Tuesday. A short stop-motion video shows colorful rain boots and umbrellas at MU.

Snow expected Tuesday night in Columbia

There is a 30 percent chance of snow Tuesday in Columbia with snow already falling in northwest Missouri.

Midwest cities brace for Mississippi, Missouri river floodwaters

The Mississippi, Missouri and other Midwestern rivers in Missouri and at least five other states have surged since torrential rains drenched the region over the past few days.

Frost advisory adds precautions to farm's procedures

The weather service warned that sensitive plants could be damaged by the cold temperatures and frost, something Strawberry Hill Farms owner Steven Sapp is monitoring closely.

Missouri River expected to flood this weekend at Jefferson City, Boonville

Columbia Regional Airport has measured more than 3 inches of rainfall since Sunday. If the river gets above 26 feet, pumping will begin at Hartsburg.

Flooding, heavy rains close roads in Columbia, Boone County

Drivers should avoid flooded roads because the depth and force of the water might not be evident, according to a release from Public Safety Joint Communications.

From Rockies to Rust Belt, storm brings extremes

In the Plains and Midwest, seemingly every community was under some sort of watch or warning.

Drought eases in Midwest, but Texas still dry

Heavy rain across the Midwest has eased drought conditions in some areas.

Severe storms hit Boone County on Wednesday

Public Safety Joint Communications activated warning sirens across Boone County shortly after 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in response to a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service for the southeastern part of the county.