Severe weather likely Monday night and Tuesday southeast of St. Louis

  • Severe weather likely Monday night and Tuesday southeast of St. Louis

Severe weather likely Monday night and Tuesday southeast of St. Louis

Expect strong to possibly severe storms across the area tonight.

With the front to the east and southeast at sunrise, temperatures will dip into the mid 50s for mourning lows in and around the Red Stick.

A much warmer air mass is now pouring in, pumping up our temperatures.

The line storms will be moving in around sunset (near 7PM).

Tuesday is expected to be a much warmer and very windy spring day, with winds gusting over 40 miles per hour at times. Straight line winds of 40+mph are possible with these thunderstorms. We could see a brief break in the rain Tuesday afternoon.

The biggest risk with these storms are strong winds above 50 miles per hour and hail the size of quarters or larger. Severe weather is unlikely at this point with minimal instability with this frontal passage, but heavy rain is possible. "SPC says: ".a risk of tornadoes (some strong) and large hail from northwest AR/western MS into parts of southern IL/IN and western KY.

Lows Thursday morning could fall all the way down into the low to mid 40s. Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high of 53 degrees and a low of 31 degrees.

The severe storm risk will increase Tuesday night as the cold front pushes toward the region.

Stay weather aware this evening folks, tis the season for severe weather. Rain returns to the forecast this weekend.

Today: Rain, along with a few rumbles of thunder, will continue to persist through the morning, causing flooding in certain areas.