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KCRG TV9 FIRST ALERT FORECAST FOR TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017 

FLOOD WARNING FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT DUBUQUE UNTIL FRIDAY EVENING.

(RIVER IS FORECAST TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE FRIDAY) 

TODAY:  MOSTLY SUNNY AND BREEZY.  HIGH 70.  WEST WIND 10-20 MPH.

TONIGHT:  CLEAR AND COOL.  LOW 47. 

TOMORROW:   MOSTLY SUNNY.  HIGH 70. 

EXTENDED OUTLOOK THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 

A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY  HIGH’S IN THE 70’S.  LOW’S IN THE 50’S & 60’S. 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER STAGE AT DUBUQUE:  18.7-FEET & STEADY                    

KCRG Weather Blog

Mississippi River will slowly fall this week

Flooding is in progress along parts of the Mississippi River. However, it is cresting early this week and will slowly fall the rest of the week. The following is based on observations and forecasts as of Monday afternoon: Lansing: Crested below flood stage this past weekend. Slowly falling. Lynxville: Crested below flood stage this past weekend. Slowly falling. McGregor: Crested at 17.9 feet on Sunday. Slowly falling with minor flooding continuing until going below flood stage of 16 feet Thursday night. At 16 feet, the Washington Street Bridge to Saint Feriole Island begins to flood and is closed. At 17 feet, access to parks near the river in Prairie du Chien is affected. At 16.5 feet, water may begin to go over the road covering part of Highway C near Highway 18. Guttenberg: Crested at 16.1 feet this past weekend. Falling with minor flooding continuing until going below flood stage of 15 feet Wednesday. At 15 feet, minor lowland flooding occurs. At 15.5 feet, the water is over Marina Road. Dubuque: Cresting at 18.8 feet through Monday. Moderate flooding continues until dropping below 18 feet Thursday morning, then minor flooding continues until dropping below flood stage of 17 feet Friday evening. At 14 feet, water inundates the lower end of City Island in Dubuque and is at the edge of the Shore Acres subdivision and the Bent Prop Marina area in East Dubuque. At 15 feet, water affects yards in East Dubuque Shore Acres subdivision. At 17 feet water affects homes in Shore Acres in East Dubuque. At 17.5 feet, water affects Basten Road in East Dubuque. At 18 feet, water overtops the East Dubuque Flats levee. Bellevue: Crest at 16.9 feet, just below flood stage, Monday through Tuesday. At 14 feet, water affects the camping areas at Blanding Landing and Pleasant Creek Recreation Areas. At 16.5 feet, water affects a convenience store on the south end of Bellevue east of Ridgeview and is at the base of foundations of the lowest businesses on Riverview near Jefferson St. At 17 feet, rural damage occurs near Bellevue. For updated river forecasts, click over to this page. All other rivers in the area are below flood stage and are expected to stay below flood stage.

Warmer and muggier air will lead to storm chances this week

After a couple of mild and comfortable days to start our week, a shift in our weather pattern will bring in active weather for the second half. You also might notice an uptick in the stickiness of the air. The atmospheric feature responsible for our sunny, mild, and breezy days will begin to shift east by Wednesday. In its wake, a warm front will begin to lift north into the region and provide a focal point for possible thunderstorms. On Thursday, most of eastern Iowa is expected to be north of the front, keeping us in seasonable conditions. However, thunderstorms will be possible across all of the TV9 viewing area as the front continues to move north. The exact placement of the front will be key in determining when and where the storms occur. Thursday night, the front is expected to continue to lift north, which would place eastern Iowa in a warmer and more humid air mass for Friday. However, storms that night could play into how far north the front travels. This would impact temperatures and where possible storms occur on Friday.

Sunshine Sunday, rain chances Monday

Skies have cleared out for the day! Expect mostly to partly sunny skies with high temperatures into the low 70s. Winds will be stronger today out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph. At least you’ll be able to get outdoors and enjoy the holiday weekend. The evening brings clearing skies and low in the 50s. Memorial Day will be somewhat pleasant. There is a small chance of a shower or two throughout the afternoon and early evening hours, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the day. Just be sure to keep an eye on Pinpoint Doppler Radar. We’ll drop from the 70s to the 60s for Tuesday and Wednesday, but a short time in the 60s won’t be too terrible with plenty of sunshine.

Storms possible late day and evening

There will be a short amount of dry time during the afternoon. Any sunshine we get will warm us and help fuel storms later in the day. The chance for a few storms is possible later in the day and into the evening. A rough estimate for arrival time looks to be around 4 to 5 PM. A few of these storms do have the potential to become strong. There is a level one risk for strong to severe storms around I-80 and south. Hail and wind will be the main threats with any storm. Sunday will be the best to make outdoor plans! However there is the chance of a few morning showers. Don’t worry it isn’t a wash out. Sunshine is expected into the afternoon to warm our temperatures into the 70s. Monday won’t be awful by any means. The daytime hours should be dry at this time. However, there is a chance of a few showers and storms into the evening. This chance is very small, so don’t worry about a wash out on your Memorial Day. However, it will be a bit cooler. Highs are only expected to reach into the upper 60s. Winds will also be stronger out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Memorial Day rain chances

Memorial Day weekend isn’t too shabby either. Saturday morning fog is possible. Remember if you are traveling in fog to use your low beams and slow down. Give yourself more time to get from one place to the next. There will be a short amount of dry time during the afternoon on Saturday. The chance for a few storms is possible later in the day and into the evening. Sunday will be the best to make outdoor plans! Get ready for sunshine and warmth! Expect temperatures into the 70s. Monday won’t be awful by any means. The daytime hours should be dry at this time. However, there is a chance of a few showers and storms into the evening. This chance is very small, so don’t worry about a wash out on your Memorial Day. However, it will be a bit cooler. Highs are only expected to reach into the upper 60s. Winds will also be stronger out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph.