A potentially life-threatening flash flooding event is underway across the Ozarks and we are already dealing with high water across our counties. Flash flood watches and warnings are in effect everywhere and there is even a flash flood emergency out through this evening for the cities of Springfield and Cassville.
Unfortunately, we are not done with the rainfall just yet. We are looking to add several more inches of rain generally south of I-44 and east of Hwy 65 through tonight. We could be talking about an additional 3-6 inches in some spots. I urge everyone to be on high alert and expect road closures and delays. There have already been numerous reports of water rescues and rivers out of their banks.
Rain and storm activity will come to an end early in the day on Sunday and we will be left with a soggy ground for the next week and high water for several days. Rivers and streams may not peak until Monday as all the runoff finds a place to go. Everyone stay safe and remember to turn around, don't drown.