The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday near St. Louis, but officials are watching the forecast closely because more rain is possible in the area this week,

The river has already crested at many of the hardest-hit towns, but the wet forecast is a concern.

National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Walsh says 1-to-3 inches of rain is possible this week.

This combination photo of satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies show Davenport, Iowa, top, on Aug. 22, 2017, before floodwaters hit and after on Saturday, May 4, 2019. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP)
This combination photo of satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies show Davenport, Iowa, top, on Aug. 22, 2017, before floodwaters hit and after on Saturday, May 4, 2019. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP)

If that forecast holds up, there will be a second crest on the river.

The floods are blamed on four deaths, three in Missouri and one in Indiana.

Dan Macheca (right) and Mitch Wieldt get their paddling in as they row along Marshall Road in Meramec River flood water, passing the Kirkwood Athletic Association baseball and softball fields near Greentree Park on Friday, May 3, 2019. The river sits at moderate flood stage but will rise more than four more feet before cresting right at major flood stage early Sunday, an estimated 25.1 feet. The men are training for a 280-mile rafting trip through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Dan Macheca (right) and Mitch Wieldt get their paddling in as they row along Marshall Road in Meramec River flood water, passing the Kirkwood Athletic Association baseball and softball fields near Greentree Park on Friday, May 3, 2019. The river sits at moderate flood stage but will rise more than four more feet before cresting right at major flood stage early Sunday, an estimated 25.1 feet. The men are training for a 280-mile rafting trip through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, right stops to talk with the media near the intersection of Pershing Ave. and E 2nd St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa during a tour of flooded areas of the community Friday, May 3, 2019. (Kevin E. Schmidt/Quad City Times via AP)
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, right stops to talk with the media near the intersection of Pershing Ave. and E 2nd St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa during a tour of flooded areas of the community Friday, May 3, 2019. (Kevin E. Schmidt/Quad City Times via AP)

View more:

Sign up to receive our latest news!

  • SMS / PHONE

    By submitting this form, I agree to the terms.