The weather forecast holds no relief for areas in southern Missouri that are already experiencing significant flooding.
Meteorologist Andy Boxell with the National Weather Service in Springfield looks ahead to a forecast that has rain chances as far out as Tuesday.
“Unfortunately it looks like we’re not done yet. We’ve just seen a tremendous amount of rainfall over the last several days across all of really the southern half of Missouri … looks like as we go through the next couple days we’re going to have a frontal boundary that’s going to begin to push south into the area before stalling out later tonight into tomorrow. With that front in the region it looks like we will see several additional rounds of thunderstorms as we head into the first part of the weekend.
Boxell says when rain does fall, it isn’t likely to be light.
“The atmosphere is about as moist as it can get for this time of year and so things are really primed for heavy to torrential rainfall wherever those individual thunderstorms move overhead. That, combined with the already completely saturated soils and ongoing flooding out there … just not a good situation here.”
He says any rain that comes over the next few weeks will pose a flooding threat.
“The soil’s going to be very saturated so there’s just not going to be a lot of capacity for water to soak into the soil, so any additional thunderstorms we get even next week or the week afterwards, it’s just not going to take that much rain to see renewed flooding concerns.”