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Mississippi Rising in the QC

National Weather Service
As of early Thursday morning.

The Mississippi River is rising in the Quad Cities.

The National Weather Service says Wednesday's level was two to three feet below flood stage, and it will probably go up two feet by Saturday.

The river is now forecast to go over flood stage Tuesday, by about a foot and a half.

Upstream at Fulton, the crest is expected Monday, at a foot above flood stage. And downstream at Muscatine, the Mississippi will reach 18 feet by Wednesday — that's two feet above flood stage.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.