Rising river causing minor flooding

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.-Several midwestern rivers are at or near their crest after the latest round of storms in Missouri and Illinois with more rain expected.

Heavy rain last week and through the weekend caused the Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois and other rivers to rise. That has already led to some flooding.

Forecasters expect more rain in parts of the midwest on and off the rest of the week. Southern Missouri and Illinois could get up to three inches of rain tomorrow.

A rising Mississippi has already forced the closing of the President Casino in St. Louis. Downriver, the Mississippi is forecast to rise to nearly ten feet above flood stage in Chester on Thursday.

In Cape Girardeau, the river is currently at 36.6 feet. That is 4.5 feet above flood stage. The river's now forecast to crest in Cape on Saturday at 39.5 feet. Earlier forecasts had the river cresting on Friday.