Severe weather watches continue to move through St. Louis area
Update 2:15 p.m. A wind advisory has been issued for most of the St. Louis Public Radio listening area, including St. Louis city and county, and Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Warren and Washington counties in Missouri and Calhoun, Jersey, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois until 6 p.m. Sustained winds will be around 25 m.p.h with gusts up to 45 m.p.h. The advistory is also in effect for
Update 1:30 p.m. The tornado watch that was in effect for Jefferson, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve and Washington counties in Missouri has been canceled, as has the tornado watch for Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois. However, the National Weather Service is keeping an eye on severe weather in Saline and Gallatin counties in southern Illinois, where a tornado on Wednesday killed six people.
Update 11:20 a.m. Jefferson and Washington counties in Missouri have been added to the tornado watch that is in effect until 6 p.m. That same watch includes St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve counties in Missouri and Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois.
Update 10:40 a.m. A severe thunderstorm watch has been extended to 12 p.m for Crawford, Franklin, St. Charles and St. Louis city and county in Missouri. All warnings in the St. Louis Public Radio listening area have expired, but there is a severe thunderstorm warning for Bond, Clinton and Fayette counties in Illinois until 11 a.m.
Update 9:50 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 6 p.m. for much of the St. Louis Public Radio listening area.
The counties in Missouri under the watch include Jefferson, Washington, St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve counties.
The counties in Illinois under the watch include Bond, Marion, Clinton, Fayette, Marion, Montgomery, Washington, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair.