Southern Boone County was especially hard-hit by heavy overnight rains that caused electric outages in the area.

Lightning strikes and falling trees caused electric outages early Monday for 340 customers of Boone Electric, but that number was soon reduced to 60, utility spokesman Jim Robertson said.

A flash flood warning for southern Boone County and adjacent areas was canceled before it was set to end at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Law enforcement had reported road closures in southern Boone and southern Callaway counties as well as northern Moniteau and northern Cole counties, the National Weather Service reported.

No closures were listed at 9 a.m. Monday on the Boone County Public Works website.

Rainfall totaled 3 to 5 inches from late Sunday evening through early Monday morning across central Missouri, with localized totals near 8 inches. The heaviest rain fell in a narrow band from Princeton in northwest Missouri southeast to Jefferson City, according to estimates from National Service radar.

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