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

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

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 July 9, 2013 at 8:28 AM

(KMOV) – Get ready St. Louis area. It looks like we’re in for a hot one Tuesday as strong storms could hit the region later in the evening, according to News 4 Meteorologist Kent Ehrhardt.

The National Weather Service says it will feel like 100 to 105 degrees in parts of the St. Louis area in the afternoon.

“Oppressive is the word of the day. Today may be the hottest day of the season,” said Ehrhardt. “Be alert, be careful - do not leave children alone in car.”\

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Meanwhile, the blistering temperatures could give way to some storms, as the moist air mass becomes unstable as the day progresses.

“We’re going to have partly sunny skies and a 20 percent chance for an isolated storm, mainly in the afternoon to early evening,” said Ehrhardt.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms will remain late Tuesday into Wednesday, when even more storms are expected to develop.

“Scattered storms, some may be strong,” Ehrhardt said. “The storm threat will push south of St. Louis by evening, possibly in time for the late afternoon commute.”

Here are a number of links to help you prepare and track the system:

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