Listen to KMZU’s Andy Campbell interview Al Patrycha with the National Weather Service at Pleasant Hill in Kansas City.
The weather situation throughout most of Missouri has been marked by incessant rains which makes this year quite wet when compared to recent previous years. Furthermore, with tropical storms coming up from the gulf of Mexico south of Texas, the moisture situation doesn’t seem to be close to drying up. Al Patrycha with the National Weather Service in Kansas City cited that storm as a complicating factor indicating that the off-and-on moisture patterns may continue well into July. Flooding will, perhaps, also be imminent at times during that period. Areas of Southern Missouri will be particularly vulnerable during the influence of tropical storm Bill, expecting from 5 to 7 inches of rainfall.
Commuters are advised not to drive through flood waters and to be vigilant when around areas prone to flooding.