It would be helpful to have a long-range forecast like we do with hurricanes and snowstorms, but the local National Weather Service office says they simply don’t have that capability at this time.
The most powerful twister this year carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburbs north of the state capital, killing at least 16 people.
The National Weather Service says more storms, including hail and damaging winds, are possible Monday for portions of Illinois.
One person died, but it was not clear whether the death was related to the storm.
A storm system is expected to tear through the Midwest and South over the next four days.
A local weather expert says a quiet start to the traditional tornado season does not guarantee things will continue that way.
It’s supposed to dip below freezing tonight, and some plants and trees might not survive.
Tornadoes, heavy downpours and baseball sized hail could be headed our way, expected to roll in between 6 and 8 p.m.
Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe weather including heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and a tornado in University City.
There were more than 6,000 power outages for the greater St. Louis-Illinois metro area following a tornado that touched down this morning at 5:23 a.m.