The metro-east should get a chance to dry out from the soggy weekend over the next several days, according to the National Weather Service.
The high Monday will be 69 under mostly cloudy skies . That’s 13 degrees cooler than the normal high temperature of 82 for June 1 in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
It will be mostly cloudy Monday night with a low of 56. That’s well above the record low for the date, 48, set in 1992.
All the rain we received late last week will push the Mississippi River to crest at 27.1 Monday evening or early Tuesday on the St. Louis riverfront. That’s less than a foot below action stage and three feet below minor flood stage. The river is expected to fall quickly to 25 feet by Wednesday and 20 feet by the weekend.
The process of warming up will begin Tuesday when skies will be mostly sunny with a high of 75.
Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 57.
Sunny skies and a high of 80 are in the forecast for Wednesday. The evening low will be 61.