Both the Missouri and Mississippi rivers are overflowing their banks, due to heavy rain that has settled over the central U.S. over the past several days.
Butch Dye of the National Weather Service office in St. Louis said Monday that more rain is in the forecast for much of southwestern and eastern Missouri through the week. Up to 7 inches of rain could fall by the weekend, potentially making flooding even worse.
Parts of the Missouri River are expected to reach 4 feet above flood stage this week. The Mississippi is expected to reach 7 feet above flood stage south of St. Louis, but no significant problems are expected.