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Live: Severe Storms Aiming for St. Louis

Yet another round of violent thunderstorms have begun to erupt over the Central states Friday, threatening lives and property.

Many of the storms are packing strong wind gusts, hail and blinding downpours. However, a significant number of the storms have the potential to be more disruptive with power outages, property damage and flooded roadways.

The most intense storms later this afternoon will bring the risk of tornadoes.

While the storms are beginning to pick up forward speed, for some communities this is day five of the severe weather threat.

A line of severe thunderstorms was pushing eastward across Missouri, aiming for St. Louis, Mo. at midday.


UPDATES:

8:58 a.m. CDT Friday: A thunderstorm hit Jefferson City, Mo., with wind gusts to nearly 60 mph and 1.00-inch diameter hail. Large trees are reported down in the area with damage to some roofs.

8:10 a.m. CDT Friday: Thunderstorm winds downed trees, which were blocking roads in Morgan County, Mo.

6:10 a.m. CDT Friday: Thunderstorm winds destroyed two homes in West Covington, Mo. Other homes sustained roof and structural damage.