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Mississippi River could reach 41 feet by Wednesday

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The National Weather Service is eyeing what could be the worst case scenario along the Mississippi River in St. Louis. Forecasters predicted the river would rise above flood stage Sunday afternoon, and they expect to see major flooding throughout the week.

The Mississippi River could reach 41 feet by Wednesday, the highest level since May 1995. And it's just four feet shy of the all-time record set in 1993.

On Laclede's Landing, the river had already swallowed Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, with waters only expected to rise higher onto intersecting streets.

MSD began closing flood gates along the North Riverfront this weekend to keep water from the Mississippi off city streets.