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Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
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The Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An apparent meteor has brightened the night sky over St. Louis.

The National Weather Service posted a video of the flashing light streaking across the area Monday night with homes in the background. It was captured by a volunteer storm spotter in the suburb of O’Fallon.

Other videos posted on social media showed the Gateway Arch in the background. KSDK-TV Meteorologist Scott Connell says the odds of finding part of the apparent meteor are slim, because it most likely burned up completely.