The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Metro St. Louis area.
A watch indicates that conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado, but none have been spotted.
The entire statement from the weather service is below:
TORNADO WATCH 90 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 COUNTIES
IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS
BOND IL CLINTON IL FAYETTE IL MARION IL MONTGOMERY IL WASHINGTON IL
IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS
MADISON IL MONROE IL RANDOLPH IL ST. CLAIR IL
IN MISSOURI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES
IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI
CRAWFORD MO FRANKLIN MO JEFFERSON MO ST. CHARLES MO ST. LOUIS MO WASHINGTON MO
IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
IRON MO MADISON MO REYNOLDS MO ST. FRANCOIS MO STE. GENEVIEVE MO
IN MISSOURI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 INDEPENDENT CITY
IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI
ST. LOUIS CITY MO
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF... BELLEVILLE... CHESTER... EDWARDSVILLE... FARMINGTON... LITCHFIELD... SALEM... ST CHARLES... ST LOUIS... UNION AND VANDALIA.
A brief scare at Scott Air Force Base this morning.
After reports of a man walking around with a gun, one building was evacuated and MP's searched the area. The all clear was given about an hour after the first report and no one was injured.
Police have identified the elderly woman who died after being hit by another driver who was fleeing police.
The incident began when officers saw two suspects driving a stolen vehicle in South St. Louis near Grand and Osage. During the traffic stop, the suspect--an 18 year-old man--threw his car into reverse and almost hit the police officer. He then sped off, but hit a car with three passengers, including 87-year-old Virginia Bedrosian. Bedrosian was taken to the hospital where she died later Tuesday night.
The suspect was caught after a short foot chase and his passenger was taken into custody as well.
Employees at Grant's Farm are getting ready for opening weekend.
The wildlife preserve is introducing a couple of new experiences this year--camel rides and a behind-the-scenes Clydesdale tour. Admission to Grant's Farm is free, but parking will run you $12 a car.
GRANT'S FARM HOURS OF OPERATION:
SPRING: April 13 – April 28
Saturday and Sunday Only
Saturday: 9:00am -to 3:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am – 3:30pm
SUMMER: April 30- September 2
Closed Monday (except May 28 and September 2)
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 9:30am – 4:00pm
Holiday Monday: May 27 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Holiday Monday: September 2 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
CLOSED September 3, 4, 5
FALL: September 6- November 3
Friday: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am – 3:30pm
2013 Halloween Celebration
October 4 & 5
October 10, 11 & 12
October 17, 18 & 19
October 24, 25 & 26
Click here to visit Grant's Farm Website.