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New Rain Will Again Raise River Levels

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UPI/Bill Greenblatt

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The latest round of precipitation will likely drop a significant amount of rain on the bi-state region.

National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs says as many as four inches could fall Friday and Friday night.

“The Mississippi is already high and in all likelihood it will come down a little bit but we’ll respond to this rainfall by rising a little bit. It doesn’t look like we’re talking about huge rises on the Missouri or the Illinois [Rivers],” he said.

Fuchs says crests will be less then what we have already had but that also means the waters will not be receding anytime soon.

Parts of Missouri received snow Thursday. Fuchs said such weather in May is not unheard of, but it’s not common either.

“We did see significant snows in parts of southeast Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, even down into much of Iowa,” he said. “Much of that actually got into northwest Missouri. Some crazy, crazy weather for early May. We’ve had snow in St. Louis in May before but it’s been awhile.”

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