We are looking at some major rains coming thru the area over this weekend. The National Weather Service in St. Louis has already issued a Flash Flood Watch that goes into effect Friday evening and stays with us throughout the upcoming weekend. Rainfall amounts of anywhere 2 inches to the north to as much as 6 inches in our area are being predicted. State Climatologist Jim Angel says that’s a month’s worth of rain in a weekend.
For our area, the latest maps are showing us in the 4 to 6 inch range for rainfall over this weekend. That, on top of the rains that moved thru yesterday and last night, could lead to some flooding problems throughout the area.