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Missouri River to crest near major flood stage in St. Joseph this weekend

The Missouri River in St. Joseph is forecast to crest just below major flood stage this weekend, according to forecasters from the National Weather Service.

Posted: Sep 30, 2019 3:31 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Missouri River in St. Joseph is forecast to crest just below major flood stage this weekend, according to forecasters from the National Weather Service.

As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, the river was at 23.73 feet in St. Joseph. It is forecast to fall through Wednesday before rising later this week. By Sunday morning, the river will crest at 26.4 feet, which is just under major flood stage at 27 feet.

Similar crests of just under major flood state are expected at Atchison, Kansas and Rulo, Nebraska. At Brownville, Nebraska, the river is forecast to near record flood stage when it rises to near 44.8 feet this weekend. The record crest is 45.7 feet.

For the latest on Missouri River flooding, click here.

St. Joseph
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 80°
Maryville
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 79°
Savannah
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 80°
Cameron
Partly Cloudy
80° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 81°
Atchison
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 80°
Temperatures today were slightly above average with highs in the upper 80s. Similar conditions are in store for Sunday as well as stronger winds with gusts up to 20mph. Tonight will be calm with lows in the upper 60s with very light wind. Temperatures will start off above average on Monday before a cold front moves through. That front will give us additional rain chances Monday night and some much more fall like temperatures through the rest of the week.
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