ST. LOUIS – A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for most of the St. Louis region. This watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Storms are already developing in central Missouri and are expected to strengthen.
Storms that develop will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph and large hail. Locally heavy rain will also be possible. The tornado threat is overall low, but slightly higher across southwest Missouri.
As we lose daytime heating these storms should diminish some. However, areas of heavy rain and thunder will continue late tonight into early Monday.
Monday morning will bring lingering rain chances that become much more spotty by late morning.