Minneapolis: Major Flooding Along Mississippi River

By , Senior Meteorologist
June 25, 2014; 4:43 AM ET
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Recent torrential rain has brought the Mississippi River out of its bank and the river continues to rise.

Hydrologists with the National Weather Service project the Mississippi River at St. Paul to continue to rise to near 20.5 feet by Thursday morning.

Major flood stage is 17.0 feet and the river reached that height Sunday afternoon.

At 17.5 feet, Harriet Island begins to become submerged. By Tuesday evening, the river was around 19.5 feet.

Major flooding is already underway along the Crow River and is expected along the Minnesota River.

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Highs on Wednesday will be a bit lower down into the lower 70s.

The chance for a thunderstorm returns on Thursday with more widespread precipitation likely over the weekend.

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