Severe storms could hit St. Louis area as heat index rises above 100

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 12 at 8:58 AM

(KMOV) – The St. Louis area will see a chance for severe storms on Wednesday as the heat index rises above 100 degrees.

“A mostly clear, muggy and warm start to the day today leads to a hot, hazy and windy afternoon,” News 4 Meteorologist Kent Ehrhardt.

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Ehrhardt said temperatures will jump to the mid-90s by the afternoon with a heat index near 100.

“Heat and humidity are the first and foremost. Everyone will be dealing with that for sure,” he said.

Sometime after the evening commute, the focus will shift more to a chance for severe thunderstorms mostly in the northern parts of the News 4 viewing area.

“The primary threats with these storms will be damaging winds and large hail,” Ehrhardt said.

Looking forward, the rest of the week should be cooler and drier before chances of storms emerge for the weekend.

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