ST. LOUIS – One week removed from a historic frigid cold stretch, St. Louis rings in the new year with relatively mild weather. That said, it likely won’t be too long before the first storms of 2023.

New Year’s Eve evening activities are cool and dry for people in the St. Louis region with temperatures sticking around the 40s for much of Saturday evening. New Year’s Day is shaping up for a nice start with partly sunny skies and temperatures expected to warm into the upper 50s.  

Storm projections Tuesday morning for Jan. 3, 2023.

The first St. Louis-area storms of the new year could arrive Monday, the second day of the new year. A strong weather system could mean widespread rain and lightning chances.

Current radar projections show the system could be more intense in southern Missouri and Illinois. Storms could continue to impact the bi-state region through Tuesday morning.

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