Steady rain swelling Missouri, Kansas streams, rivers

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Heavy storms across Missouri and Kansas have been pushing streams and rivers out of their banks, and forecasters say more rain is likely this week.

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings Sunday for central Missouri, including along the Missouri River near Chamois and Gasconade east of Jefferson City, where minor flooding is expected early this week.

Flash flooding may be of concern in the St. Louis areas from heavy rainfall Sunday.

Several tornado warnings were issued for western, central and eastern Missouri, with damage limited to straight line winds. Counties to the south and southwest of St. Louis reported trees downed, downed branches, and some power lines downed by storms that rolled through the region.

There have been no reports of injuries.

A flash flood watch was also issued Sunday for sections of Kansas, including in the southeast and the Wichita area, where another round of thunderstorms was expected on already saturated ground and could lead to minor flooding along area rivers.

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