Flood warning remains in effect for Mississippi River
A flood warning continues this week for the Mississippi River in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri.
The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported early this week that water levels were continuing to slowly rise along portions of the Mississippi River.
The rising water levels were attributed to recent heavy rainfall in the Upper Mississippi River Valley.
Moderate flood conditions were expected at Cape Girardeau by late Tuesday evening and at Thebes by Saturday evening.
Flood conditions are expected to continue into the middle of next week.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported on Tuesday morning that there had not been any problems related to flooding.
The weather service reported that a flood warning will continue for the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau until Thursday, Oct. 25.
At 8:30 p.m. Monday, the river stage was at 36.1 feet. Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
The river is expected to continue to rise to near 38.5 by Friday evening and then begin falling.
At 38.0 feet, the flood gate along Broadway in Cape Girardeau closes.
A flood warning will continue for the Mississippi River at Thebes until Tuesday, Oct. 23.
At 8:30 p.m. Monday, the river stage was at 34.6 feet. Flood stage is 33.0 feet.
The river is expected to continue to rise to near 37.0 feet by Saturday evening. The river will fall below flood stage Tuesday afternoon.