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Large hail, damaging wind gusts possible Sunday

In this June 4, 2016, file photo, a bolt of lightning illuminates the sky outside of St. Joseph, Missouri. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook Sunday for portions of eastern and central Missouri as well as west central and southwest Illinois. St. Clair, Madison and Monroe counties are included in the area that could see strong to severe storms Sunday afternoon and evening as a cold front moves in.
In this June 4, 2016, file photo, a bolt of lightning illuminates the sky outside of St. Joseph, Missouri. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook Sunday for portions of eastern and central Missouri as well as west central and southwest Illinois. St. Clair, Madison and Monroe counties are included in the area that could see strong to severe storms Sunday afternoon and evening as a cold front moves in. AP

A few strong to severe storms with the possibility of damaging wind gusts and large hail are in the forecast for St. Clair, Madison and Monroe counties Sunday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms and showers are likely between 4 and 7 p.m. as a cold front moves through the area. The high temperature Sunday is expected to reach 95, with heat index values as high as 102. The low temperature will be around 72.

There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation Sunday.

The storms will clear Monday, when it will be mostly sunny with a high near 93 and low around 67. Tuesday is also expected to be mostly sunny, but will see temperatures cool. The high temperature will be around 83, with a low around 59.

Wednesday will be cooler still, with a high near 81 and a low around 62 under sunny skies.

For the detailed local forecast, click here.

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