ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A tornado watch has been issued for many counties southeast of St. Louis until 4:00 pm. The initial alert included many more counties near St. Louis. Several of those watches have been canceled as the northern threat diminished.
The threat of severe storms and tornadoes is now well south of the St. Louis metropolitan area and covers only the far southernmost counties in Missouri and Illinois. The St. Louis area should only expect more heavy rain.