(KDKZ-TV)Heavy rain across Missouri has caused river levels to spike, shutting down roads and threatening some homes and businesses in low-lying areas.
The Missouri River and other waterways are already flooding in the state’s northwest and the Mississippi River’s levels are rising fast, especially in the northeast of the state.
Parts of Missouri could get thunderstorms through today, which would add water to the river basins. But storms that might dump up to 2 inches of rain in parts of Wisconsin and Iowa could further swell rivers downstream and be of greater concern in Missouri.
Additional water would likely extend the duration of flooding, not worsen the crests.
The Mississippi is expected to reach flood stage Thursday in St. Louis and crest nearly 6 feet above flood stage on Monday.
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