The “mighty Mississippi” and the “mighty Missouri” are both on the rise.

A flood warning is now in effect for the entire length of the Missouri River in the Show-Me State, from north of the Iowa border all the way to where it flows into the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. Flood warnings are also in effect for several tributaries of the Missouri.

The Mississippi River is under a flood warning as well, from Cape Girardeau northward into Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Heavy rains have been pushing through portions of Missouri most of the week. Workers in northeastern Missouri’s Hannibal have install five flood walls and the town of Clarksville downriver has been building a barrier the past few days to keep the Mississippi from flooding downtown.

Minor flooding on the Mississippi is forecast for Cape Girardeau. KFVS-TV reports that the river is expected to crest at 35.5 feet on July 10th, which is not high enough for the city to close its floodgate.

All that extra moisture will likely make it feel especially hot in parts of the state. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect Thursday for the Bootheel counties of Dunklin and Pemiscot. North of the Bootheel, a large stretch of southern Missouri is under a Heat Advisory. Heat indices could reach between 105 and 110 degrees in the advisory area and climb higher than 110 degrees in the Bootheel.

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