Severe weather moving into STL metro area this afternoon

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The first half of Mother's Day weekend is off to a fine start, but Saturday isn't likely to end that way. This evening we should see storms move in from the west and slowly slide across the region from then through 2 to 3 a.m.

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By early evening, areas west of St. Louis from Montgomery to Gasconade County should start to get storms that will then push east getting onto the metro area by 9 to 10 p.m. and then heading east through the Illinois side NewsChannel 5 viewing area. There may be some re-development behind these storms, but by sunrise they'll be gone. Some of the storms we see this evening may be severe with the biggest threat coming from the possibility of large hail, lightning and potentially damaging winds.

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Mother's Day should start quiet but scattered afternoon showers and a few storms are possible though not unlikely to be severe with highs in the mid 80s.


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