A flood warning remains in effect for much of northeastern Missouri and a portion of west-central Illinois following heavy overnight rain.


A flood warning remains in effect for much of northeastern Missouri and a portion of west-central Illinois following heavy overnight rain.
According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, a flood warning includes all of Marion, Lewis and Ralls counties, along with eastern Shelby County and western Pike County. In Illinois, western Pike County and all of Adams County is a part of the warning area.
Several streets and area roadways are under way Thursday morning following 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area during the past 72 hours.
From 8 a.m. Wednesday through 8 a.m. Thursday, the filtration plant in Hannibal reports 2.66 inches of rain fell, the majority of which came down overnight Wednesday. That follows 1.90 inches of rain on Tuesday and 0.18 of an inch that fell Monday.
Low-lying areas along Colfax and Lemon streets in Hannibal were under water.
As of 10 a.m. Thursday the Missouri Department of Transportation reported the following roads were closed because of flood water:
Missouri 154 at U.S. 54 - Pike County
Routes T and FF - Audrain County
Routes N, W and DD - Shelby County
Route A - Monroe County
Routes F and B - Ralls County
The following roads have water on them and are being monitored by MoDOT crews. Most are down to one lane and are marked with “water over road” signs.
Route E - Lewis County
Route O - Ralls County
Route K at Route KK - Audrain County
Route 151 at Duncan’s Bridge in Monroe County is expected to have water on the road later today.
The rain is not over. The NWS reports that occasional thunderstorms are anticipated today and tonight across the area. In addition to the possibility of hail and damaging winds, the storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall.