ST. LOUIS — Our most recently issued tornado warning was issued for Perry county Illinois until 9:45 p.m.
The severe weather threat in Missouri is now greatly reduced. There is still a chance for stronger storms over the easternmost part of the 5 On Your Side viewing area. As the night continues and the leading edge of the main line of storms moves farther east, the severe threat there will decrease too.
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Severe thunderstorms have been moving through southwest Missouri Tuesday afternoon. Damaging winds and even a few tornadoes have been reported so far. The storms will likely maintain a significant severe threat as they move into the metro area this evening.
The main push into the metro area is between 6 and 9pm.
The St. Louis Cardinals have already postponed tonight's baseball game with the Royals.
Power outages are possible tonight.
Heavy rain will also fall, with upwards of 1-inch expected across the region. A flash flood watch is in force through midnight.
Our weather turns calm for Wednesday with hotter temperatures in the upper 80s. Expect hot and summer-like weather for the rest of the week into the holiday weekend with occasional thunderstorms.