Severe Storms Move Through St. Louis

(KTVI) – After two days of abnormally mild temperatures, thunderstorms moved into the St. Louis region late Tuesday afternoon. Several severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued as the storms rolled through.

Reports of damage came in from northwest St. Charles and southern Lincoln County in Missouri. Trees were down over roads in New Melle. There were also reports of damage in Old Monroe. The damage was likely done by the storm’s high winds. Radar did indicate rotation in the storms in that area, but there were no confirmed reports of funnel clouds or tornadoes.

The National Weather Service will review the damage and determine the cause.

Rains and thunderstorms will continue through the evening. Some area could receive more than an inch of rain in a short amount of time, so flash flooding is a concern.

Much colder air comes rushing in behind the storms overnight bringing a return to winter. Be on the lookout for a burst of light snow Wednesday morning.

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