Strong storms predicted for Wednesday afternoon

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St. Louis - The National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo. is calling for hazardous weather for portions of eastern and central Missouri as well as west central and southwest Illinois today and tonight.

There is a 90% chance of thunderstorms today and this evening as a cold front moves southeastward through the area.  Some of the storms may be severe this afternoon into this evening, especially from the St. Louis metro area south and east.  The severe storms will be capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.  Most severe weather is expected prior to 7:00 p.m.  Tonight’s low will be 41 degrees.