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Heavy rain moves out of St. Louis area, flash flooding starts to recede Thursday

Heavy pockets of rain set up in and around the St. Louis area in many of the spots that saw significant flooding due to historic rainfall earlier this week.

ST. LOUIS — Heavy rain is moving out of the St. Louis area and flash flooding is starting to recede as people in the area are still dealing with the aftermath of record-breaking rainfall earlier this week.

Strong thunderstorms produced another round of heavy rain across the metro St. Louis area Thursday afternoon. More than three inches of rain fell in some areas.

As of 4 p.m., most of the heavy rain was moving out of the area to the east, but portions of the Metro East were still receiving heavy amounts of rainfall.

As of 4:20 p.m., floodwaters were starting to recede as the rain intensity decreased.

Heavy pockets of rain set up in and around the St. Louis area in many of the spots that saw significant flooding due to historic rainfall.

The Richmond Heights Community Center is again being used as a temporary shelter for people affected by flash flooding.

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A flash flood warning is now in effect for parts of the metro area, including St. Louis, Maryland Heights, Chesterfield, Florissant and Dellwood in Missouri and Granite City, Cahokia and East St. Louis in Illinois. 

According to the National Weather Service, the flash flood warning runs through 5:45 p.m.

The St. Louis Fire Department has tweeted out the location of several water rescue calls they have received due to flooding on the roadway. 

If you encounter water on the roadway, turn around, don't drown. 

Click here to see traffic conditions around the area.

One of the calls was for a daycare facility on Washington Avenue just north of the Central West End. According to the tweet, there were "multiple persons/children trapped" with rising flood water.

As of 3:20, there were three vehicles trapped in rising floodwaters near the intersection of Natural Bridge and Marcus.

In midtown, at Olive and Lindell, multiple cars were stuck in floodwaters just after 4 p.m. Firefighters said the water had been on the road for at least 45 minutes.

In Delmar, as some cars were stuck in the roadway, others were still trying to drive through. Remember: Turn around, don't drown.

In the Central West End, parking lots and roadways were flooded. The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency tweeted out a video showing the CWE flooding.

Floodwaters have covered Interstate 64 near the Hampton exit, an area that typically floods. 

Interstate 55 at Loughborough was also closed due to flash flooding. That portion of I-55 flooded due to heavy rain earlier this summer.

Credit: MoDOT

The most recent traffic post from the St. Lopuis Metropolitan Police Department said the following roads were closed due to flooding: Marcus/Page, Hwy 64/Grand, Ramp at Hwys 44/55 (the split), Hwy 70 at Union, Adelaide & Shreve, Kingshighway/Northrup, River Des Peres/Gravois, Union/Page, Forest Park/Union.

The flooding is also ongoing in parts of St. Louis County. 

According to the St. Louis County Transportation Department, the following roads are currently closed due to flooding: Clayton, at Bemiston; Union, between Reavis Barracks and Ripa; and River City Boulevard, between Broadway and Lemay Ferry Road.

Brent Pearson reported flooding at the intersection of Kirkham and Elm in Webster Groves. 

First responders have been dispatched to the shopping plaza that includes a Lowes and Walmart in Maplewood.

A viewer, Angela Jansen, sent in video showing water coming up out of a manhole near Big Bend and Deer Creek Plaza in Maplewood.

Viewer Bill Sitze sent in this video from Wrenwood Lane and Brentwood Boulevard, the entrance of Brentwood Forest.

According to the MoDOT traveler map, Outer Road 94 and Route C were both closed due to flooding as of 3:40.

Cars were also trapped on River City Casino Boulevard near Broadway.

To stay up to date on the most recent weather conditions, check the KSDK Weather page.

Schnucks said the Lindell location was temporarily closed due to flash flooding.

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