I am starting to get reports of sleet across the area. We had some HEAVY sleet move through downtown Cape Girardeau. It sounded like a hail storm on top of the studio.
Looking at our lightning data shows that we had some lightning and thunder overhead. That was somewhat expected and not surprising. You have heard of thundersnow? The same thing can happen with sleet. When you get some thunder and lightning it means the cell overhead has become convective and can produce a much higher rate of precipitation.