Nixon declares state of Emergency; More storms coming this evening


University City, MO – Engineer Iain Beardsley

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - It's still raining in spots south and east of St. Louis and that means more storms are coming Thursday evening.  Severe weather as well as a tornado swept across parts of the area early Thursday morning before sunrise.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in response to the storm.

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Now forecasters say, it's not over.   Everyone should brace for another chance of active thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes.

Instability is high and temperatures are high as warm air moves into the area.  Thursday's high  will be in the upper 70s.

The front will move out very late Thursday night, so there will still be a chance of severe weather into the overnight hours.

The governor's office says across Missouri, there has been widespread heavy rainfall, hail, flooding and flash flooding.  The state's Emergency Operations Center has been activated to monitor the storm.

Thursday's low will be 46.  Friday is forcasted to be in the mid 50s and calm.

Thursday morning, a possible tornado swept over University City leaving a trail of trees down and damage in it's path.

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