Flood warning again issued for Mississippi
A flood warning once again has been issued for the Mississippi River in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri.
The National Weather Service office in Cape Girardeau reported Monday on its website that the flood warning would go into effect:
•From Wednesday morning until further notice at Cape Girardeau.
•From late Wednesday night until further notice at Thebes.
Runoff from heavy rainfall and melting snow over the northern portions of the Mississippi River Valley will cause minor flooding to develop on the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau and Thebes, the weather service reported.
Minor flooding initially was in the forecast for both locations. The outlook was upgraded to moderate flooding late Tuesday morning.
Flood warnings have been issued on and off for weeks for the Mississippi River.
Union County is bordered on the west by the Mississippi.
Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau
At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the river’s stage at Cape Girardeau was at 30.8 feet. Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
The forecast called for the river to rise above flood stage by early Wednesday morning, March 13, and to continue to rise. Additional rises are possible.
Mississippi River at Thebes
At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the river’s stage at Thebes was 31.5 feet. Flood stage is 33.0 feet.
The forecast called for the river to rise above flood stage by early Thursday morning, today, and continue to rise. Additional rises are possible.
Flooding also continues along the Ohio River in the Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky areas.