ST. LOUIS – One round of storms has mostly passed the St. Louis area as of Wednesday afternoon. Another is on the way. Be weather prepared in the early afternoon to evening hours in the St. Louis region.

The National Weather Service is predicting more severe weather threats, including possible tornadoes, rain, hail and strong winds. This follows several tornado-warned storms around the region Wednesday morning and early afternoon.

General Timeline

The greatest threats for severe weather in the St. Louis metro are between the 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. hours. The biggest storm threats are expected to clear the region and head east toward Illinois by 8 p.m.

FOX 2 radar. 5 p.m. outlook for May 8, 2024.

This next system of severe weather will mostly impact communities south of the Interstate 70 corridor. It could be more intense along the Interstate 44 corridor.

Severe weather will build up in Mid-Missouri around the 4 p.m. hour, first expected to approach Phelps, Crawford and Franklin counties, along with other nearby areas.

St. Louis radar: See a map of current weather here

Some parts of St. Louis and Jefferson County are expected to see storms between 5-6 p.m.

Radars indicate a more intense round of storms could hit more south of the St. Louis metro. Severe weather threats are heading east, likely between St. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau from the 6 to 9 p.m. hours.

It’s possible the threat will end earlier in St. Louis but linger longer into the evening over southern Missouri and southern Illinois. Flash flooding is also a concern for southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois.

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