Flood Warning Issued For St. Louis Area
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Thursday afternoon for St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and parts of the Metro East.
NWS officials warn that the Mississippi River could flood at several points, including St. Louis, Grafton, Clarksville, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois.
“This flood warning is a result of heavy rainfall across the [Mississippi River] Basin over the past 3-4 days and .50-1.5 inches of rain forecast through Friday morning,” the NWS warning states.
At noon Thursday the Mississippi at St. Louis was 28.1 ft., less than two feet below the 30 ft. flood stage. By Saturday morning the river is expected to rise near 32.5 ft., according to the National Weather Service.
At 31.7 ft., Sullivan Blvd. begins flooding in front of the Arch. At 31.9 ft., the first of the parking garages on Laclede’s Landing begin flooding.