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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
Clear
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Hi: 67° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 53°
Clarinda
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 67° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 50°
St. Joseph
Clear
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Hi: 67° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 53°
Chillicothe/Agri
Clear
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Hi: 65° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 53°
Falls City
Clear
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Hi: 68° Lo: 32°
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We started out across the area with a few clouds around as a disturbance passed to the south of the area. Clouds slowly started to clear by the early afternoon hours. Today temperatures were still be above average, but cooler than yesterday with highs in the upper 50s. Temperatures will be back in the 60s this weekend under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be a bit breezy on Sunday with wind gusts up to 25 mph. Wind will remain fairly breezy through the beginning of next week especially on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will stay above average next week with rain chances increasing by mid week.
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