The tornado index has increased to high levels in an area from Columbia to St. Louis to Rolla, MO. Please keep up on the weather in these areas.
UPDATE 5:59PM CDT
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Purple = tornado warning south of I-70 near Chamois, MO. Storm is looking quite capable of producing a tornado. That storm is moving east. Funnel cloud just reported with that storm (6:03pm).
The storms along I-44 southwest of St. Louis are moving northeast. The storm west of Cuba is strengthening.
6:20pm: Tornado potential high for Hermann, MO.
Here is the hook echo along the Missouri River west of Hermann at that time.
6:04pm, multiple tornado warnings issued in southwest Missouri and eastern Oklahoma.
Red polygons in this display = tornado warnings.