NWS Issues Flood Advisory For Franklin County

QuickNewsNow will keep you up-to-date as a line of storms approach northern Gasconade and Franklin Counties.

6:14 p.m. - After storms moved through the area the NWS has issued a Flood Advisory for Franklin County until 9 p.m.

An urban and small stream flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.  Authority NWS.

5:50 p.m. Roger and Shirley Gerloff report heavy rain and lighting in Chamois.

5:30 p.m.: Heavy rain and lighting in New Haven.

Kendra Humphrey Reiser reports that it just began raining at my house. 1 mile east of hwy 185 and hwy 100.

Michelle Blaue Traub Thunder reporting hard rain, lots of lightening! Electric flashing on & off!

5:15 p.m. : At 452 p.m. the NWS radar was tracking strong storms along a line extending from 6 miles north of Palmyra to 5 miles north of Elsah to Wentzville to 6 miles southeast of Herman and moving at 30 mph.

Locations near the path of these storms include:

Owensville, Union, O'Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles, Godfrey, St. Louis City, Edwardsville, Litchfield, and Carlinville.

5:01 p.m. - Jamie McMahan is reporting rain, lots of thunder and lightening in Hermann.

Theresa Black reports heavy rain, thunder and lightening in Stolpe

Brad Kohlbusch reports heavy amountys of rain in Rhineland.

Initial weather statement 4:20 p.m. - The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for Gasconade and Franklin Counties.  At this time NO WARNINGS have been issued for either county.

At 3:55 p.m. NWS doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Chapin to Belleview to Hawk Point to 5 miles southwest of Mineola and moving southeast at 30 mph.

Locations near the path of these storms include: New Haven, Hermann, Elsberry, Troy, White Hall, Warrenton, Wright City, Wentzville, St. Paul, Lake St. Louis, and Jersyville.

Wind gust of 30 to 50 mph are expected with these storms along with heavy rain and frequent dangerous lightning.  It should be noted that strong wind guest will be occurring 5 to 10 miles ahead of the line of storms.

These storms may intensify so be certain to monitor local media outlets along with QuickNewsNow for additional information and possible warnings from the NWS.

Torrential rain, which may flood low lying areas such as ditches and underpasses is also likely.  Do not drive your vehicle on a flooded roadway.

Authority National Weather Service.