ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Another round of heavy rainfall across eastern Missouri caused flash flooding on Thursday, leading to several water rescues, including children at a summer camp who were reported to be trapped because of rising waters.
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for the St. Louis metro before 3:30 p.m. CDT.
Meteorologists said between two to three inches of rain fell over a short time period, and several more inches of rain were possible through the evening.
The FOX Weather 3D Radar tracked the heavy rain move into the region, with areas to the west of downtown appearing to pick up on the heaviest rainfall.
Witnesses reported roadways were impassible in parts of the St. Louis metro, and several cars were seen stuck in the murky waters.
NWS meteorologist Matt Beitscher estimated the water was upwards of a foot deep.
The St. Louis Fire Department was busy responding to numerous water rescues but had not reported any missing people tied to the most recent flooding event.
Firefighters said they successfully carried six children out from Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church to a drier location.
A representative of the church said the children are all safe and being reunited with parents.
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The stalled frontal boundary that triggered the rainfall is the same weather feature responsible for deadly flash floods overnight in Kentucky and flooding in eastern Missouri on Tuesday.
The front is expected to slowly push southwards over the weekend, which will help decrease the chances of heavy rain.
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