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Multiple waves of precipitation moved through our region from the evening of February 20th through the morning of February 24th. A warm front lifted across the region on Saturday afternoon, with showers and thunderstorms forming along it, followed by a cold front that quickly moved through during the late afternoon and evening hours. Severe thunderstorms accompanied this system with damaging winds and numerous tornadoes, including two EF-2 tornadoes that occurred in the Hopkinsville, KY and Matthews, MO areas. There was also widespread flooding across our area due to 5 to 8 inches of rain falling over a 4 to 5 day period. Flash flood warnings were in effect for the vast majority of the region late Saturday afternoon and evening. 

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