Metro-East News

Severe storm warning lifted for region

Radar as of 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
Radar as of 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

A severe thunderstorm warning was lifted for St. Louis and parts of the metro-east Saturday night.

No tornado warnings have been issued in the area, even though the National Weather Service predicted that a few funnels could be possible. There were, however, a couple of counties in central Missouri where warnings were issued.

EARLIER

The National Weather Service predicts severe thunderstorms, winds up to 80 mph and hail up to golf ball size Saturday afternoon and evening.

Areas where the storms will be especially severe include along and south of Interstate 70.

A few tornadoes could be possible, NWS reported. The tornado threat will be the highest across central Missouri.

    The southern half of Madison County, and all of St. Clair County and south are at a moderate risk of severe storms Saturday evening. This means the storms are likely to be long-lived, widespread and intense. The storms should taper off overnight Saturday, according to NWS. Moderate is the National Weather Service’s second highest risk level behind only high.

    There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms on Sunday with highs in the mid to uppers 70s.

    Memorial Day on Monday, however, should be mostly dry, NWS reported.

    If you have Memorial Day plans scheduled for Saturday, make sure you keep and eye on the weather and follow any emergency protocols, if needed. Follow @NWSStLouis on Twitter for severe weather updates.

    Forecast

    Here’s the full forecast for the metro-east from the National Weather Service:

    Through Sunrise: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Temperature falling to the upper 60s. Light wind.

    Today: Patchy fog in the morning. Partly sunny in the morning,then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Storms may be severe. High in the upper 80s. Light wind in the morning becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Tonight: Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Occasional thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Storms may be severe in the evening. Low in the mid 60s. Southeast wind around 10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the evening shifting to the southwest after midnight. Chance of rain 80 percent.

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and early afternoon then becoming partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s. West wind around 10 mph.

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 50s. West wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

    Memorial Day: Mostly sunny. High around 80. West wind around 10 mph.

    Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 50s.

    Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High around 80.

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low around 60.

    Wednesday through Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High around 80. Low around 60.

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 60.

    Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s.

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