Strong storms and heavy rains looked to be on the way for the area for today, tonight and tomorrow. Showers and Thunderstorms are likely for today with a high of 86. The National Weather Service in St. Louis says showers and storms will affect the region today into tonight along a slow moving cold front. The NWS adds that a few of the storms this afternoon into early this evening could be strong with locally gusty winds. Showers and Thunderstorms are then likely again overnight with a low of 71. The NWS says that a more concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall will begin to move thru the region and may result in localized flooding. The chance of showers and storms will remain with us for Friday and Friday night, with a chance at heavy rains again on Friday.