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Storm Alert: Storm potential greatest south and east of St. Louis tonight

SEVERE T-STORM WATCH until 10pm south and east of St. Louis and the FLASH FLOOD WATCH continues until 7am Sunday for all of the area

ST. LOUIS — More dangerous weather is expected to take aim on the Bi-State area Saturday evening. A SEVERE T-STORM WATCH is in effect until 10pm south and east of St. Louis. 

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That same storm system brought heavy rain and hail the size of golf balls into the western portion of St. Louis County at around 9:15 Friday evening. The storm was moving south as it dropped large hail. St. Louis and St. Louis County were under a severe thunderstorm warning with the storm. 

The hail core of the storm remained along Interstate 270 in Creve Coeur, Frontenac and Des Peres.

STL-Lambert had a wind gust clocked at 70 mph and Scott AFB had one gust to 71mph in the overnight storms. Tree damage is very common around the St. Louis area.

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Rainfall has been extreme in some cases. Parts of St. Charles county has had over 5" of rainfall from Friday & Saturday's storms. 

Some areas saw as much as eight-tenths of an inch of rain in less than an hour, which could cause small stream flooding.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH continues for the entire area until 7am Sunday morning. 

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The greatest threat of severe weather Saturday will be south of I-70.

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Saturday night into Sunday morning, the potential of another 1-2 inches of rainfall is expected. The system will push eastward on Sunday, so only a few lingering showers are expected, but severe weather is not in the forecast for Sunday. Weekend rainfall totals could top out anywhere from 1-3 inches with the heaviest rain expected to fall in the overnight hours.

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Remember, if you ever come across a flooded roadway, never attempt to drive through the road. Turn around, don't drown!

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