October has been wetter than usual, said Jonathan Garner, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky.
Rainfall in Cape Girardeau averages 3.17 inches in October.So far this month, the area has received more than 3.85 inches of rain, Garner
said, citing precipitation amounts recorded at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
But downtown Cape Girardeau registered 5.4 inches of rain for the month as of 8 a.m. Friday, according to a weather gauge.
Cape Girardeau received as much as 1.5 inches of rain over a 24-hour period extending into Friday, Garner
The wet weather was expected to have moved out of the area by late Friday night.
Dry weather and warming temperatures are expected this weekend with highs Sunday in the upper 60s.