A threat for flooding in southern Missouri and the St. Louis region has lessened, but the National Weather Service is still cautioning Missourians in those areas to be careful especially at low-water crossings and places with poor drainage.
Meteorologist Doug Kramer told Missourinet less rain has fallen in those areas than had been predicted.
“That’s due to a lot of convection that has blown up across Louisiana and Arkansas and all of those thunderstorms actually robbed the moisture from getting into southern Missouri like we thought would happen,” said Kramer.
Kramer said there is still some concern.
“Southeast, south-central Missouri, we could see some minor flooding. We don’t think it’s going to be very widespread. Maybe a stream here, a stream there,” said Kramer.
The Weather Service always urges drivers not to try to cross water over roads.
“That’s how we get most of our injuries and fatalities across southern Missouri is when people actually drive into the water, ” said Kramer.
Several more rounds of rain are possible this week but none are predicted to include severe storms, though some look possible for early next week.