Two, three, four–and more–inches of rain in various parts of Missouri have pushed creeks and rivers over their banks. Numerous roads are blocked.
Some schools have close because of flooded roads. Among the districts closing schools–Potosi and Silex. Some districts in eastern Missouri are closing early today.
The major rivers are on the rise.
The National Weather Service has flood warnings for the Mississippi as far north as Hannibal and Quincy. A flood crest is not expected at Cape Girardeau until next Wednesday. The outlook is for a water level more than ten feet higher than bankfull at Cape Girardeau by then.
The weather service says the Missouri River should go out of its banks below Jefferson City, with a crest three feet over flood stage tomorrow; four feet above flood at Gasconade a few hours later, three feet over flood stage at Hermann tomorrow and Sunday. The flood crest is expected to be at St. Charles Sunday.