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Missouri River expected to crest in St. Joseph Sunday evening

The Missouri River has been rising due to recent rainfall in the area but it is expected to crest Sunday evening below major flood stage.

Posted: May 26, 2019 11:17 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Missouri River has been rising due to recent rainfall in the area but it is expected to crest Sunday evening below major flood stage.

As of Sunday morning, the river was at a height of 24.97 feet at 10:30 a.m. The river began rising on Friday and is up nearly five feet from Friday's levels.

The forecast from the National Weather Service brings the river to 25.1 feet Sunday evening and then it is expected to fall beginning early Monday.

The river is expected to stay in moderate flood stage through much of this week.

St. Joseph
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 57° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 42°
Maryville
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 57° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 37°
Savannah
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 57° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 42°
Cameron
Clear
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Hi: 56° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 46°
Atchison
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 57° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 42°
Temperatures will be slightly cooler today thanks to a northwesterly wind and some cloud cover. Highs will still be above average today with temperatures in the mid 50s. A sprinkle or two can not be ruled out today, however most areas will remain dry. Well above average temperatures will return through the end of the work week with highs in the 60s and 70s. Dry and sunny conditions look to continue through the work week into the weekend. Slightly cooler temperatures will move into the area this weekend with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
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