The damp, dreary weather we’ve seen across Missouri for the past several days should be leaving us very soon.  National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Bowman says showers will be off-and-on for the area Monday afternoon and Monday evening.

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Bowman says the entire storm system should be lifting out of here Monday night, leaving us dry weather for the next several days.  He says relief can’t come a moment too soon, especially for people in the southern half of the state.

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Flash flood warnings remain posted through Monday evening for a large section of southern Missouri.  According to MODOT’s website, more than 100 roads in the southern half of the state are closed due to flooding.  Missouri National Guard units will be heading to the hardest hit parts of Southern Missouri to assist local emergency management officials deal with the threat of rising water.  Governor Jay Nixon signed an executive order Monday morning, activating Guard units to assist with flood response and threats to levees protecting communities in southern Missouri.