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.

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Saint Joseph
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Hi: 30° Lo: 26°
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Maryville
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Savannah
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The good news is our temperatures will be on the rise through the week. Sundays highs will be in the middle to upper 40s and Monday is expected to be even warmer. There is a slight risk for some evening rain showers Tuesday. By midweek highs will be pushing the 50s. By the end of the week we could be seeing highs in the 60s.
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