Strong to severe storms and heavy rain are in the forecast for this afternoon and tonight. Showers and thunderstorms are likely for today, mainly after 3 pm this afternoon, as we’ll see a high of 72. And, then showers and storms are likely for tonight—and some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall, with a low of 50. The National Weather Service in St. Louis says that a few strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and into the evening across the region. The NWS says that large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threats. And, they add that locally heavy rainfall will be possible.