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ST. LOUIS – The morning hours will be dry Thursday, but look for a couple of rounds of thunderstorms to cross the region between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. 

The line of strong to severe storms over the northern part of the viewing area at midday will continue to fill in to the southwest into the afternoon. Main threats are damaging wind gusts and small hail along with heavy, blinding rainfall. Storms should be exiting the region to the southeast through the early evening.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for parts of Missouri and Illinois until 7:00 pm. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Jefferson, Randolph, Monroe, Ste. Genevieve until 3:15 PM. Take shelter now if you are in the warned area.

High temperatures will reach the mid-80s. Thunderstorms will end overnight as temperatures dip into the 50s. 

Friday will be mostly cloudy, blustery, and much colder with temperatures staying in the 50s most of the day. 

Saturday and Sunday will bring the return of sunshine and slowly warming temperatures. Highs Saturday will be in the 60s and the area will reach the 70s again for Sunday and Memorial Day.