- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—A heat advisory remains in effect through Tuesday night following a round of storms on Monday, with temperatures expected to reach into the upper 90s with a heat index of 110.

More than 8,200 Ameren Missouri customers were left without power after a storm moved through west St. Louis County on Monday afternoon. Most of the power outages were in and around Chesterfield and Ballwin.

By Tuesday morning, most power had been restored to some, but more than 2,100 were still without electricity. The bulk of those customers were in the 63017 zip code, which includes Chesterfield and Town and Country.

The National Weather Service reports that the storm packed hail and winds strong enough to bring down branches in the area.

Damage was also reported in the Metro East, with trees snapped near Millstadt and minor flooding in Columbia.

The National Weather Service said scattered thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon, but no severe weather is expected.

For information on cooling centers, call the United Way of Greater St. Louis at 800-427-4626, or from 211 from a landline phone. A list of those centers can be found here.

Cool Down St. Louis can be reached at 314-241-7668.

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—POWER OUTAGES: Check problems in Missouri and Illinois

—7-DAY FORECAST: Video update from Fox2

—ALERTS: Updates from the National Weather Service

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