ST. LOUIS — A few clouds will drift overhead into early Thursday. A weak cold front is dissipating close to St. Louis. Overnight lows will drop into the 30s to lower 40s with light wind.
Thursday is expected to be an even warmer day with highs climbing into the upper 60s. If you are heading to Cardinals' Opening Day with first pitch at 3:10 pm, it will be a bit breezy, but aside from that the weather should be nice! Scattered showers and thunderstorms will start to develop Thursday night into Friday morning. The best chance of severe weather should move through Friday afternoon and evening.
Dangerous winds in excess of 60 mph, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible during that time frame. Be sure to have a way to receive weather warnings on Friday. After 10 p.m. on Friday night, the storms should clear away and the weekend should be dry.
Winds will be quite gusty outside of thunderstorms on Friday. Overnight Friday night into Saturday, winds could gust above 40 m.p.h.
April begins this weekend and temperatures are expected to rebound into the 70s through much of next week. Thunderstorms will again be possible at times next week.
LATEST HIGH-RESOLUTION MODEL FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS:
St. Louis Metro Forecast
Tonight: Mostly clear, not as cold. Lows near 40.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and breezy. Highs in the upper 60s. Thunderstorms develop Thursday night.
Friday: Scattered showers and storms, some storms could be strong to severe. Highs in the lower 70s.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny...highs in the 60s.
Monday: Partly sunny with a slim chance of rain. Highs in the lower 70s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms...highs in the 70s.
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