It looks as though the St. Louis area will be in store for a very wet weekend, more rain than we've had in ages due to the push from Hurricane Isaac. That's unfortunate for us here at Concordia Seminary as this is our opening of the school year weekend with lots of outdoor events planned. It's unfortunate for the many St. Louis Labor Day weekend festivals like the Greek Fest and Jazz Fest. As many years as we've gone to the St. Nicolas Greek Fest I do not remember it ever being rained out. After a months of drought and heat, we'll make up for it over 3 days.
But, rain will be good in many ways. It's too late for the corn crop, but should be helpful for the soybeans. It's too late for some trees which look like they're goners. But for the trees just trying to hang on, this may be the lifeline they need.
Another good thing about an unrelenting downpour will be a respite from the constant robberies and break-ins which have become an ugly part of life in St. Louis. Thieves will probably stay inside.