The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down last night near House Springs in Jefferson County, Missouri.
Ameren crews are making slow but steady progress on power outages in the area.
A storm spotter was hospitalized in Iowa on Monday after he was struck by lightning while watching a system that left swollen rivers, power outages, trees down and campers overturned.
Ameren Missouri crews are criss-crossing North County working to restore power that was knocked out by overnight storms.
Most of the outages were downtown and in the Central West End.
There were more than 6,000 power outages for the greater St. Louis-Illinois metro area following a tornado that touched down this morning at 5:23 a.m.
Heavy winds and power lines don’t mix well, and that’s led to early-morning outages on both sides of the Mississippi.
Ameren officials say they expect to have most of the power restored soon.
Mississippi River to crest in Grafton Monday, Alton Tuesday.
49,000 remained without electricity Sunday evening.