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More severe weather expected in St. Louis area today

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The National Weather Service says severe weather is on the way in St. Louis.

More violent weather could be headed to the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Although as of 7 a.m. this morning, no severe weather warnings have been issued, the National Weather Service is expecting a significant severe weather outbreak today.

Meteorologist Melissa Byrd with the National Weather Service, says the weather will effect most of Mo. and Ill., especially over the eastern half of Mo. and the southern half of Ill.

"The possibility of a few strong tornadoes, hail larger than golf balls, and damaging wind gusts with the most intense storm," said Byrd. "Plus we could see some heavy rain fall as well."

The potential storms could produce wind gusts above 60 mph.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 8 a.m. CST.

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