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KCRG TV9 First Alert Forecast For Dubuque and the Tri-States

KCRG TV9 FIRST ALERT FORECAST FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 

TODAY:  MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THIS

                 AFTERNOON.  HIGH 70.  SOUTHWEST WIND 5-15 MPH, SHIFTING TO THE

                 NORTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON. 

TONIGHT:  CLOUDY AND WINDY WITH SHOWERS AND STORMS ENDING EARLY.  LOW 44.

                     NORTHWEST WIND 15-25 MPH.  

TOMORROW:  PARTLY CLOUDY AND COOLER.  HIGH 63.                 

EXTENDED OUTLOOK THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 

COOL WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EACH DAY.  HIGHS IN THE 50’S & 60’S.  LOWS IN THE 40’S. 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER STAGE AT DUBUQUE:  11.3-FEET & FALLING


KCRG Weather Blog

River crests still coming along parts of the Cedar, Wapsi, and Iowa

Crest levels and times may shift as forecasters get more information. These are the forecasts as of Monday morning. You can check updated data as it's available at this page. If a location is not listed, it is either because there is no forecast information for there, or because no flooding is expected. Cedar River Cedar Falls - Until Thursday evening. - Flood Stage is 88.0 feet. - Forecast: Fall below flood stage Thursday evening. Waterloo - Until Wednesday afternoon. - Flood Stage is 13.0 feet. - Forecast: Fall below flood stage Wednesday afternoon. Vinton - Until Wednesday evening. - Flood stage is 15.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 17.8 feet Monday evening, then fall below flood stage Wednesday evening. - Impact: At 17.5 feet, Flood protection measures such as road closures and sandbagging begin. Water affects the intersections of East 2nd Street and 3rd Avenue and North 3rd Avenue and East 3rd Street in Vinton. Cedar Rapids - Until Friday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 17.5 feet Tuesday evening, then fall below flood stage Friday evening. - Impact: At 16.5 feet, Water affects the lowest sections of Ellis Road NW near the Ellis Pool and affects the entrance road to Ellis Boat Harbor on Ellis Road NW in Cedar Rapids. Conesville - Until further notice. - Flood stage is 13.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 16.3 feet Friday morning, then fall. - Impact: At 15.5 feet, water affects residences along County Road G28 and affects several gravel roads. Iowa River Marengo - Until Sunday morning. - Flood stage is 14.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 16.1 feet Saturday morning, then fall below flood stage Sunday morning. - Impact: At 16.0 feet, water affects agricultural land along the river. Water is several feet deep in places. Columbus Junction - Until Sunday morning. - Flood stage is 19.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 22.9 feet Friday, then fall below flood stage Sunday morning. - Impact: At 23.0 feet, water affects residential property along the river south of the Iowa Highway 92 bridge. Wapsipinicon River Independence - Until Tuesday morning. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet. - Forecast: Fall below flood stage Tuesday morning. Anamosa - Until Friday morning. - Flood stage is 14.5 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 17.8 feet Tuesday evening, then fall below flood stage Friday morning. - Impact: At 18.0 feet, multiple village and township roads are closed.

A refreshing change in the weather

High temperatures this September have been no cooler than 70 degrees in both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Given how warm this month has been so far, a period of cooler weather was bound to happen, which started today. In an average September, eight days will stay cooler than 70 degrees. Our extended forecast suggests we may catch up to this number by the time the month is done, since a prolonged period of cooler weather is likely.

Eastern Iowa rivers forecast to crest this weekend into early next week

Crest levels and times may shift as forecasters get more information about how the water is moving through each river. These are the forecasts as of Thursday afternoon. You can check updated data as it's available at this page. If a location is not listed, it is either because there is no forecast information for there, or because no flooding is expected. Cedar River Cedar Falls - Until Thursday morning. - Flood Stage is 88.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 95.2 feet Sunday morning, then fall below flood stage Thursday morning. - Impact: At 94.9 feet, water covers Fitkin Road. Waterloo - Until Tuesday evening. - Flood Stage is 13.0 feet. - Forecast: rise to 17.6 feet Sunday afternoon, then fall below flood stage Tuesday evening. - Impact: At 17.0 feet, many storm sewers are closed along the Cedar River. Vinton - Until Wednesday. - Flood stage is 15.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 17.6 feet Monday, then fall below flood stage Wednesday. - Impact: At 17.5 feet, Flood protection measures such as road closures and sandbagging begin. Water affects the intersections of East 2nd Street and 3rd Avenue and North 3rd Avenue and East 3rd Street in Vinton. Cedar Rapids - Until further notice. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 17.3 feet Tuesday, then fall below flood stage late next week. - Impact: At 16.5 feet, Water affects the lowest sections of Ellis Road NW near the Ellis Pool and affects the entrance road to Ellis Boat Harbor on Ellis Road NW in Cedar Rapids. Conesville - Until further notice. - Flood stage is 13.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 16.2 feet next Friday morning. - Impact: At 15.5 feet, water affects residences along County Road G28 and affects several gravel roads. Iowa River Marengo - Until further notice. - Flood stage is 14.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 16.4 feet next Friday morning. - Impact: At 16.0 feet, water affects agricultural land along the river. Water is several feet deep in places. Columbus Junction - Until further notice. - Flood stage is 19.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 22.9 feet Thursday evening. - Impact: At 23.0 feet, water affects residential property along the river south of the Iowa Highway 92 bridge. Turkey River Elkader - Until late Sunday night. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet. - Forecast: The river will continue to fall, dropping below flood stage Sunday morning. Garber - Until Sunday morning. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet. - Forecast: The river will fall below flood stage Saturday. Wapsipinicon River Independence - Until Monday morning. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 13.0 feet Saturday evening, then fall below flood stage Monday morning. - Impact: At 12.0 feet, water affects low-lying streets in Independence. Anamosa - Until Thursday. - Flood stage is 14.5 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 17.9 feet Monday morning, then fall below flood stage Thursday. - Impact: At 18.0 feet, multiple village and township roads are closed.

Rivers go above flood stage for the second time this month

Crest levels and times may shift as forecasters get more information about how the water is moving through each river. These are the forecasts as of Thursday afternoon. You can check updated data as it's available at this page. If a location is not listed, it is either because there is no forecast information for there, or because no flooding is expected. Turkey River Spillville - Until Friday evening. - Flood stage is 9.0 feet. - Forecast: The river will continue to fall, dropping below flood stage by Friday morning. Elkader - Until Sunday morning. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet. - Forecast: The river will continue to fall, dropping below flood stage by Saturday. Garber - Until Saturday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet. - Forecast: The river will rise to 24.1 feet Thursday evening, then fall below flood stage Saturday morning. - Impact: At 19.0 feet, County Road X3C at the south end of Garber becomes inundated. Maquoketa River Manchester - Until Friday morning. - Flood stage is 14.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 16.2 feet Thursday evening, then fall below flood stage Friday morning. - Impact: At 15.7 feet, water is on Schram Drive leading to Schram Park. Cedar River Cedar Falls - Until early Thursday morning. - Flood Stage is 88.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 94.0 feet Saturday evening, then fall below flood stage early Thursday morning. - Impact: At 93.8 feet, water affects Cedar City. Water covers the road at 216 East Lake Street. Water is on the north edge of the road at 2125 Lone Tree Road. Waterloo - Until Tuesday evening. - Flood Stage is 13.0 feet. - Forecast: rise to 17.0 feet early Sunday morning, then fall below flood stage Tuesday evening. - Impact: At 17.0 feet, many storm sewers are closed along the Cedar River. Vinton - Until Wednesday morning. - Flood stage is 15.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 17.0 feet Sunday evening, then fall below flood stage Wednesday morning. - Impact: At 15.0 feet, Agricultural and low land flooding is ongoing. Water affects much of 22nd Avenue Road northwest of Vinton. Cedar Rapids - Until further notice. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 16.5 feet Tuesday morning, then fall below flood stage late next week. - Impact: At 15.5 feet, Water affects the lowest sections of Ellis Road NW near the Ellis Pool and affects the entrance road to Ellis Boat Harbor on Ellis Road NW in Cedar Rapids. Conesville - Until further notice. - Flood stage is 13.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 15.8 feet next Thursday morning. - Impact: At 16.5 feet, water affects residences along County Road G28 and affects several gravel roads. Iowa River Marengo - Until further notice. - Flood stage is 14.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 16.7 feet next Thursday morning. - Impact: At 16.0 feet, water affects agricultural land along the river. Water is several feet deep in places. Columbus Junction - Until further notice. - Flood stage is 19.0 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 23.0 feet next Thursday morning. - Impact: At 23.0 feet, water affects residential property along the river south of the Iowa Highway 92 bridge. Wapsipinicon River Anamosa - Until Thursday morning. - Flood stage is 14.5 feet. - Forecast: Rise to 16.6 feet Tuesday morning, then fall below flood stage Thursday morning. - Impact: At 16.5 feet, Jungle Town Road is closed.

Beyond the Weather: Changing seasons

The warm and muggy air we have experienced this week is far from the September weather we crave. Cooler, crisp, sweatshirt weather – that classic fall air – arrives just in time for the autumnal equinox. The autumnal equinox occurs Saturday at 8:54 p.m. This is the moment that the sun is directly over the earth’s equator. Day and night are close in time, but we actually have a little more than 12 hours of daylight on the equinox itself. The fall season continues until late December. During this time, the sun transitions to its winter position in the southern sky. With the autumn season in full swing, our next full moon will be our Harvest moon. This occurs on Monday at 8:52 p.m. Happy stargazing!