Wednesday's Rain Lays Groundwork for Flood Threat This WeekendSome weather models show the possibility of as much as 7 inches of rain falling through Sunday, creating flood risks along the Meramec, Burbeuse, Kaskaskia and Big rivers.
With More Rain On The Way, Is Flooding To Follow?Area rivers are high right now, and with more rain on the way over the next few days, they're going to get higher. Could some homes and businesses eventually have river water lapping at their doorsteps?
Minor Flooding in Parts of Northeast MissouriThe Mississippi River is flooding in several towns north of St. Louis as a result of recent rains, and the high water will apparently stick around for several days.
Mississippi River Dropping, But Problems RemainThe waterway has crested from Iowa through southern Missouri and Illinois, but it remained above flood stage at many spots Monday.
Mississippi River Crests in Midwest As More Rain LoomsThe National Weather Service said the river had crested in the St. Louis area and the Illinois towns of Grafton and Alton further north.
Flooding Expected Along the Mississippi, Missouri Rivers This WeekendThe National Weather Service is expecting the Mississippi at St. Louis to rise higher and crest a day later.
May Forecast Calls for Rain, Below-Average TemperaturesAs we look forward to warming up and drying out, Mother Nature may not be on the same page.
New Rain Will Again Raise River LevelsNational Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs says as many as four inches could fall Friday and Friday night.
Hydrologist: Flooding Could Be Worst Since 1995Fuchs said crests will take place over the next five to ten days. The Mississippi should crest at St. Louis Tuesday within 6 inches of what is considered "major flooding."
Expert Warns That Drought Is Likely To LingerThat is not good news for water levels on the Mississippi River which already threaten to slow down, if not shut down, barge traffic between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois.
Mississippi River Dropping Slower Than ExpectedMonths of drought have left the Mississippi near historic low levels, a problem worsened last month when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduced the outflow from an upper Missouri River dam.
Possible Mississippi River Shutdown Threatens Thousands of JobsA nationwide drought, the worst to hit the U.S. in decades, has lowered water levels along the Mississippi River, threatening barge traffic.