Severe thunderstorm warning issued, Fulton Street Fair parade canceled

Updated (6 p.m.): Severe weather has caused the annual Fulton Street Fair parade to be canceled.

The National Weather Service states thunderstorms will mainly occur before 9 p.m. Saturday.

Previously reported: The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Northern Callaway County until 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

At 4:33 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles northwest of Fulton moving east at 25 mph, the warning states. The alert advises 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail is associated with this storm.

Fulton and Auxvasse are expected to be impacted by parts of this storm.

In the event of severe weather, the Fulton Street Fair Committee has designated Fulton City Hall, the Callaway County Courthouse, First Christian Church and the Callaway County Library as places to seek shelter.

The Fulton Street Fair has postponed the Grand Parade.

Originally scheduled for 5 p.m., the parade is expected to start at 6 p.m. Saturday. Dispatchers on emergency services radio announced it would be delayed one hour.

Doppler radar from the National Weather Service indicated heavy rain crossing the Callaway County line a little after 4 p.m. Saturday on an almost straight-east path.

In the event of severe weather, the Fulton Street Fair Committee has designated Fulton City Hall, the Callaway County Courthouse, First Christian Church and the Callaway County Library as places to seek shelter.

Lineup for the parade was to begin at 4 p.m. Saturday on the William Woods University campus then begin at 5 p.m. to travel south down Court Street and turn west at St. Louis Avenue (where the carnival is by First Baptist Church) then travel south on Nichols Street to end at Memorial Park.

Check back with the Fulton Sun for updates on the parade and other Fulton Street Fair announcements.

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