St. Louis Braces for Heavy Rainfall, Possible Hail South of I-70 This Weekend


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St. Louis, MO – Severe thunderstorms are anticipated to hit the region late Friday night through early Saturday, potentially bringing heavy rainfall and hail.

According to the US National Weather Service Saint Louis, a decaying complex of thunderstorms is expected to move into the area tonight, bringing localized heavy rainfall up to 2 inches. While these storms are not expected to reach severe levels initially, the risk increases later in the weekend.

By late Saturday afternoon and evening, isolated severe storms may develop, particularly south of I-70. The primary threats include damaging winds up to 60 mph and large hail up to 1 inch in diameter. Heavy rainfall remains a concern, with the potential for localized flooding in affected areas.

Residents are advised to monitor weather updates and take necessary precautions. The National Weather Service emphasizes the importance of staying informed through local news outlets and weather alerts, especially for those in areas prone to severe weather. 


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