ST. LOUIS – A tornado watch was in effect for most of the St. Louis area until 6 p.m. The National Weather Service says that the watch has been lifted and that the threat of severe weather is over.

Several rounds of rain moved through the St. Louis area on Wednesday. There were reports of wind gusts over 50 mph in the area, along with heavy rain.

Rain will exit Wednesday evening and skies will clear. Temperatures stay mild until the front passes early Thursday. Temps then will fall from the upper 50s Thursday morning into the 40s by the afternoon, with gusty winds. 

Sunny but cold on Friday, wake up temps in the 20s and highs in the low 40s. More rain is possible late Friday into Saturday morning and again Sunday night into Monday.