Missouri, Illinois Brace for Severe Thunderstorms Tuesday Evening

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St. Louis, MO – Severe thunderstorms are predicted to hit central, northeastern Missouri, and west-central Illinois Tuesday evening, posing risks of damaging winds, large hail, and potential tornadoes.

According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, the storms will arrive in northeastern Missouri around 6 p.m. and reach west-central Illinois by 9 p.m., with intensity decreasing after midnight. The severe weather is expected to impact areas including Columbia, Quincy, and Springfield, IL.

The primary threats from these storms include damaging winds, large hail, and the possibility of a few tornadoes. Residents in the affected areas are urged to take precautions and stay informed by monitoring local weather updates.

The severe weather comes as part of a larger system moving through the region, bringing instability and the potential for rapid storm development. Communities are advised to secure outdoor objects, avoid unnecessary travel during the storm, and seek shelter in a sturdy building if warnings are issued.

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