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Flood warning issued for Mississippi at Louisiana

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5:04 pm

A scene from the flood of 1993. File photo.

Update Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019: The National Weather Service is no longer projecting that the Mississippi River at Louisiana will experience flooding due to forecasted snowmelt and rain.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Mississippi River at Louisiana Monday night.

“This Flood Warning is a result of recent snowmelt and up to a half inch of precipitation forecast in the next 48 hours,” a release by the NWS read.

People are cautioned not to walk or drive through flooded areas.

The depth of the Mississippi River at Louisiana as projected by the National Weather Service.

As of publication, the most recent observed depth of the river was 13.77. The river is considered to be in flood at 15.0 feet. Based on anticipated precipitation, the river is expected to crest at 16.3 feet by early afternoon Wednesday.

A warning has also been issued for Hannibal, Mo.