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Thunderstorms produce large hail across Missouri

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ST. LOUIS — Severe thunderstorms hit the I-70 corridor late Thursday into early Friday morning. Large hail was the issue along with lightning.

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On Friday, severe thunderstorms developed along the I-44 corridor, then moved east into Farmington and Fredricktown, Missouri.

Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning with large hail again was the big issue as the storms pushed through.

There have not been any reports of tornadoes Friday. But that said, the environment is ripe for tornadoes Saturday, mainly southeast of a low that is expected to move into Eastern Iowa. Just southeast of the low pressure in west central Illinois is where the best chance for tornadoes will be. We will watch this developing situation.

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But it does look like the best chance for seeing a tornado or two is to the north of the St. Louis metro area.

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