The weather will be wet later today and then quite a bit cooler over the next few days. We’ll see a high today in the mid 70s and showers and thunderstorms are likely for this afternoon and tonight around the area—and we’ll also see wind gusts of up to 20 miles per hour this afternoon as a cold front comes into the area. The National Weather Service in St. Louis says that thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and tonight. And, the NWS adds that some of the storms could be strong to severe with the primary threat being strong wind gusts. We could still see some showers and thunderstorms tonight with a low of 45 and then much cooler temperatures over the area on Thursday with mostly sunny skies and a high of 61.