Missouri will see a great deal of rain through Tuesday night, and that could eventually lead to some concern about flooding in some parts of the state, according to the National Weather Service.
Meteorologist John Gagan says several rounds of rain are possible.
“The sum total of all these rounds of rainfall, looks like we’re going to have a good, widespread two- to four-inches of rainfall across much of the southeastern half of Missouri – take roughly from St. Louis down to Joplin, on southeast of there,” Gagan told Missourinet, “but there could be some higher totals across southern and south-central Missouri with amounts getting up toward six inches, given the amount of heavy rain that’s moving into the area.”
Gagan says the heaviest rain will begin to sweep in from the west Monday night and last through Tuesday.
“A slow-moving area of heavy rain is going to move across the state, and looking at the highest rainfall totals at that time,” said Gagan. “Given the long duration of this I think we’ll see the effects of that water – the runoff and the excessive rainfall – lead to both minor river flooding, and where we have areas of low water crossings, flash flooding.”
He encourages Missourians to watch for flood watches and warnings.
“As we get into Monday night and Tuesday I feel pretty confident that we’re going to see both river flood warnings and the potential for flash flood warnings as well,” said Gagan.
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For information for your area, tune in to your Missourinet affiliate station and visit these Weather Service office websites.
In southwest Missouri: Springfield and on Twitter @NWSSpringfield
In southeast Missouri: Paducah, KY and on Twitter @NWSPaducah
In northwest and western Missouri: Kansas City (Pleasant Hill) and on Twitter @NWSKansasCity
In northeast and eastern Missouri: St. Louis and on Twitter @NWSStLouis
Scotland and Clark counties: Davenport, IA and on Twitter @NWSQuadCities