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Lower crest expected, major flooding still forecast in St. Joseph

The latest forecast brings the Missouri River to major flood stage in St. Joseph midweek but lower than previous forecasts.

Posted: Mar 17, 2019 11:08 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Missouri River continues to rise and is causing flooding from the Iowa border to south of Atchison, Kan.

Missouri River levels as of Sunday morning:

St. Joseph: 25.31 feet, as of 9:30 a.m., moderate flood stage.

Rulo, Neb.: 26.53 feet, as of 10:15 a.m., major flood stage.

Brownville, Neb.: 45.13 feet, as of 10:15 a.m., major flood stage.

Atchison, Kan.: 27.5 feet, as of 8:00 a.m., moderate flood stage.

River levels continue to fluctuate because of flooding that is ongoing in parts of northwest Missouri and southeast Nebraska.

Latest forecast as of Sunday morning from the National Weather Service:

St. Joseph: Crest of 28.1 feet on Thursday.

Rulo, Neb.: Crest of 26.7 feet on Wednesday.

Brownville, Neb.: Crest of 45.9 feet on Tuesday

Athcison, Kan.: Crest of 30.6 feet on Thursday.

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A strong cold front has pushed through northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. For tonight, we'll see clear skies as overnight lows drop down to the middle 50s. We could wake up to some foggy conditions on Monday morning, but it will be a sunny & nice day for the first day of fall.
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