The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center (LMRFC) released this update on river stage conditions (yesterday).
“Cresting or near crest conditions have finally arrived on the lower Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, LA downstream to New Orleans, LA.
Significant falls should continue on the lower Ohio River for a few more days. A heavy rain event later this week into the weekend should generate another rise on the lower Ohio River.
The 16 day future rainfall model is now showing rises on the lower Ohio River approaching minor flood stage for the first week of April. Rises would not reach the lower Mississippi River until the second or third week of April.”
As reproduced from the attachment:
Significant falls of 1 to 2 feet continue on the lower Ohio River and have reached Arkansas City, AR on the lower Mississippi River. Significant falls should continue downstream over the next couple of weeks.
The weather models are hinting at a heavy rain event over the middle Mississippi and lower Ohio Valleys for later this week into the weekend.”(Emphasis applied)