Severe thunderstorms Monday bring heavy rain, damaging winds

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- As thunderstorms moved south of the St. Louis region late Monday afternoon, the NWS shaved away the Severe Thunderstorm Watch it had issued earlier in the day. The storms developed in the heat of the day as the second of two cold fronts moved through the area.

Some of those storms were severe, bringing heavy rain, dangerous lightning, and damaging winds. Winds gusts of 50 to 60 mph were reported from St. Charles, MO to Mascoutah, IL.

Much cooler and drier air is settling in across the region. Tuesday morning temperatures will be in the 50°s with highs only reaching the mid 70°s.