Storms pummel St. Louis region, with more possible severe weather on the horizon in middle US

April 7, 2015 8:21 PM

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lightning-packing storms pummeled the St. Louis region Tuesday with inches of rainfall and two-inch hail, causing flash flooding that turned streets and yards into makeshift ponds of standing water as the nation's midsection girded for more potential severe weather.

The severe weather in Missouri produced reports of more than 3 inches of rainfall near Augusta west of St. Louis, National Weather Service meteorologist Laura Kanofsky said. Areas of flash flooding were commonplace throughout St. Louis County before the band of severe weather crept out of the region...

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