A combination of two different rounds of rain the the second being the heaviest produced flash flooding in a portion of the Ozarks.
Hardest hit areas were portions of Vernon County from Nevada westward over into Kansas. Radar estimates around 6-7″ of rain fell in this area.
Sections of Highway’s 54 and 71 were impassable at some point late last night. On highway 54, Wolf Creek overflowed and shut down both lanes of traffic. Water on Highway 71 north of Nevada was also closed to north and south-bound traffic for a time.
A section of Panama road southwest of Nevada was washed out. El Dorado Springs also experienced extensive street flooding.
I’m forecasting more rounds of heavy rain to visit the Ozarks, most likely in these same areas.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect of the counties shown through Tuesday morning.
Note: this afternoon, the Springfield National Weather Service found damage consistent with that of a tornado in Hickory County, 2 miles NNE of Humansville. It touched down doing only EF 0 damage around 1:54 am. Details at this link.