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Threat of strong thunderstorms continues through the day

While southeast Missouri avoided the worst of Sunday’s breakout of severe weather, two of its neighboring states weren’t so lucky.

Fierce storms spawned deadly tornadoes across the south and central U.S. on Sunday, leaving at least 10 dead in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma. As debris is cleared, authorities fear the death toll may rise. Meanwhile, thousands of central Arkansas residents remained without power as of Sunday night.

Some of the worst damage was north of Little Rock, Ark., where tornadoes devastated the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia.

Tornadoes were also reported in central Nebraska and Iowa.

The National Weather Service is calling for a fair chance of severe thunderstorms in southeast Missouri again today. The strongest storms should move through the area during the morning hours, but are likely to continue into the afternoon before turning into a steady rainfall by evening. 

Another possibility of thunderstorms remains in the forecast for Tuesday, but they aren’t expected to be severe.
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