ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Severe weather is forecast to move into the St. Louis area overnight Tuesday, bringing the possibility of large hail, damaging wind gusts, flash flooding and even isolated tornadoes.

Showers and strong to severe thunderstorms will cross the area, ending after midnight Tuesday, according to AccuWeather.

(AccuWeather image)

(AccuWeather image)

“Residents from Indianapolis to St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Memphis, Tennessee, will be in the crosshairs of the damaging thunderstorms late Tuesday and Tuesday night.”

The high for Tuesday during the day is 76, with a low Tuesday night of 52. Warm and humid air ahead of the storm will spark and add fuel to the severe thunderstorms.

“A few tornadoes are also in the realm of possibility for a few hours after the storms fire on Tuesday, especially across Missouri, Arkansas and southern Illinois,” AccuWeather reports.

What worries Ameren Missouri are the 50-60 mph wind gusts that could break tree limbs that fall on power lines and plunge your home into darkness.

Ameren VP of technical operations Kevin Anders says they are getting prepared.

“We have about 500 linemen that work for Ameren Missouri, that will be ready to respond to whatever may happen,” he says. “We will be prepared to respond to any outages that may occur.”

Anders says some of those repair crews will get into the field before the storm hits, waiting in Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles and St. Louis counties for possible power outages they can fix.

Check out for more weather information.

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