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Severe weather threat continues today

9:29 AM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
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Severe storm risk map from the Storm Prediction Center.

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - People are watching and waiting again today for potential severe weather in the Midwest and parts of the deep South.

The NOAA Storm Prediction Center, part of the National Weather Service, has much of Illinois and a large portion of Missouri under a slight risk outlook for severe thunderstorms.

A large upper level low pressure area, responsible for devastating tornadoes over the last two days in the Great Plains states, is finally moving east. That movement will end the threat, but not before another round of severe weather impacts areas from Texas, into Missouri and Illinois, and as far north as Michigan.

Main storm threat will be wind damage, however large hail and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Thunderstorms are expected to begin by late this afternoon, with the threat continuing into the evening hours. 

Quiet weather returns to the bi-state region by Wednesday afternoon, with a cooling trend as the massive storm departs the region. 

Full forecast: www.ksdk.com/weather

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