St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - One of the main concerns for flooding is in the city, where all the expected rain, running off all the concrete, could overwhelm the storm drain system.
The good news is, unlike most severe weather, city officials have had about a week to try and get ready for this storm.
On Thursday, extra street sweepers were out in St. Louis trying to clear debris away from storm drains. The Metropolitan Sewer District is working with the city to highlight trouble spots that have flooded in the past, and that is where crews are focusing their efforts.
That is also where you'll start to see temporary, no parking signs on Friday through the weekend. MSD and the city want to try and keep those areas clear.
What they may not be doing this weekend is enjoying Labor Day.
"It's a holiday weekend and everybody enjoys their holiday weekend but we've got extra crews on standby in the street department, in the forestry department and the parks department," said Sam Dotson, Director of Operations for the City of St. Louis. "If this storm happens and this event happens and there are high winds and there are limbs down, we've got extra crews on standby Friday, Saturday and Sunday to make sure we can address any problem that happens."
Another bit of Mother Nature that could be working to help offset some of this flooding is the fact that the river levels are so low. There is plenty of room for this water once it gets through the storm sewers.