Many of us have talked about how we need rain in Missouri and Illinois. Perhaps in the future we should be careful what we wish for as 3 different areas were hammered with more than 6 inches of moisture which caused lots of flooding.

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According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, there were 3 places hit with more than 6 inches of rain as shown on their graphic. Note that the Salem, Illinois area was one of the places drenched, too.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

Vienna, Missouri had golf-ball sized hail along with the rain. Charles Peek of The Weather Channel captured video shared with WAAY-TV on YouTube.

A resident of Farmington, Missouri also shared video of the deluge there last night.

According to Fox 2 out of St. Louis, Gerald, Missouri also recorded more than 4 inches of rain which led to many volunteers being summoned to help those affected with flash flooding.

As we mentioned a few days ago, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center was predicting August would be a wet one for Missouri. So far, they're spot on correct. Let's hope this moisture helps the many drought-affected areas in the state.

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