U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Louis District Commander Col. Chris Hall visit the Big Swan Drainage and Levee District in Scott County, Ill., Apr. 22, 2013.
Governor Pat Quinn has asked for federal help in the recovery after this spring’s flooding.
Quinn says the application is for 11 counties, mostly located in the northern part of the state. He says with more than 3,000 homes affected in those counties alone, there’s more than enough evidence for the president to approve his request.
A storm system that's dropping snow on the western half of the state will bring up to four inches of rain to the St. Louis area by Sunday.
But don't expect much in the way of flash flooding, says National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs.
"We're not necessarily expecting flash flooding in the classic sense - where you see a very quick rising water coming down the stream," Fuchs said. "But with that being said, there will be some roads in poor drainage areas that could go underwater."