ST. LOUIS — Our west and southwest have a long line of rain and storms. This is slowly moving eastward this morning and will continue to weaken. It will at least impact our western counties and there’s a chance we’ll see some showers in the metro as well. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and windy and temperatures will climb into the upper half of the 70s.

There is a conditional threat of severe weather later today. That threat will depend on the coverage and extent of the rain that moves through earlier. Additional showers and storms will once again develop to our west, ahead of a cold front late this afternoon. Those will move east into our area from late afternoon through late evening. There is still the possibility of a few of these storms becoming severe. Hail up to about a quarter in diameter, damaging wind gusts, and maybe an isolated tornado is possible. 

Tomorrow, the front stalls over our area, so we’ll keep showers and thundershowers in the forecast across southeast Missouri and southwestern Illinois for Monday. Temperatures will hold in the mid-70s. By Tuesday, the front will lift north, so we’ll see a break in rain chances with sunshine and highs near 80.