ST. LOUIS, Mo. – It’s been feeling more like spring over the past few days. Thursday’s high temperature soared to 79 degrees and much of Friday was spent in the 70s as well. With these warmer temperatures, comes an active weather pattern that is typical for this time of year.
A few rounds of strong storms are expected through Saturday. The first round moved through early Friday morning.
These storms developed Thursday night in eastern Kansas and traveled along I-70 across the entire state making it to our region by about 2 a.m. Friday. There were severe thunderstorm warnings and numerous reports of hail. Many of the hail reports were 1” in diameter, the size of a quarter. The largest reports were 1.5” which is the size of a ping pong ball.
Friday night into early Saturday morning there is another chance of storms. Some storms could be strong to severe and locally heavy rainfall will be possible. This threat is highest to the north of St. Louis.
Saturday afternoon and evening have the potential to be the most active day. Storms are expected to develop in the afternoon and sweep across the region ahead of a cold front through the late afternoon and evening hours.
If you plan to be outdoors and enjoying the warm temperatures on Saturday, keep an eye to the sky. Move indoors if you hear thunder.