ST. LOUIS (KMOX/NWS) – Brace yourself for more severe weather: thunderstorms are in the immediate forecast with the potential for even more dangerous conditions developing later today.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 11am for most of the KMOX listening area. Additionally, the National Weather Service is forecasting severe thunderstorms to rapidly develop over Missouri and Illinois this afternoon and spread quickly east this evening.

(Track the storm with the latest St. Louis regional radar loop, click here

The strongest storms will be capable of producing tornadoes, golf ball or larger size hail, and damaging straight line wind gusts in excess of 70 mph. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible. The storms are expected to exit the region to the east by late evening.

Stay with KMOX and for the latest weather alerts and conditions to watch for from the Storm Team Weather Center.

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