Sandbagging possible north of St. Louis, not likely here.
The Cuivre River was falling in northeast Missouri, the Meramec near St. Louis was at crest, and the Mississippi River south of St. Louis was expected to reach its high point on Tuesday.
18 people rescued, 30 others evacuated due to rising Yadkin Creek
Forecaster says those near Meramec, Bourbeuse, Cuivre, Big should stay alert
John Lyon’s car overturned after being swept off road by flooding.
Western Arkansas and southern Missouri could see 3 to 6 inches over the next two days.
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?
Another day of warmth Thursday, mixed in with humidity, instability, an approaching front and the jet stream, would contribute to steadily worsening weather. “By Thursday, it looks like all those ingredients come together. … You can really blow up some big storms.”
“No system could’ve handled Tuesday’s rain,” says Lance LaComb, spokesman for the Metropolitan Sewer District.
Ameren Missouri reports several blocks of downtown St. Louis were hit by a power outage this morning when heavy rainwater swamped an underground power station at 8th and Pine.