ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Temperatures soaring into the 80s Thursday and a cold front moving toward the area are the perfect fuel for the possibility of severe weather throughout the St. Louis region tonight.
Low-risk thunderstorms will move into the area Thursday evening, but there's a possibility of the storms becoming severe with winds up to 60 miles per hour and large hail up to 1 inch, according to NewsChannel 5 meteorologists Chester Lampkin and Cindy Preszler.
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Montgomery, Gasconade, Crawford, Phelps and Dent counties are currently under severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for St. Louis metropolitan area until 10 p.m.
Between 6 and 9 p.m., the storms will move through the metropolitan area.
The threat of severe weather, including tornadoes, remains relatively low.
Showers will continue Thursday night and clear out by early Friday morning. Friday will be clear with a high close to 80 degrees.
The NewsChannel 5 weather team will be keeping their eye on the Sunday night into Monday, which is the next threat of severe weather.
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