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Tuesday briefing: Mississippi to crest later this week, and COVID-19 cases reported at Arconic, RI nursing home

Tuesday briefing: Mississippi to crest later this week, and COVID-19 cases reported at Arconic, RI nursing home

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Trees and a couple walking are reflected on the floodwater along River Drive Monday in Moline.

We're looking at mostly sunny skies with a high near 80 degrees. Yes, you heard it right, 80 degrees. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.

NWS: Summary

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 80 degrees and a low around 47 degrees. Southwest winds between 5 to 15 mph will gust as high as 25 mph.

Tonight brings a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Showers are likely Wednesday with possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 60% with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. The high will be near 69 degrees. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday night will be mostly clear with a low around 37 degrees. Northwest winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

• Mississippi River expected to crest Friday

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Cars drive through the flood water on River Drive Monday in Moline.

While other Quad-City river levels remain below flood stage, the Mississippi River is expected to crest at the end of the week.

The Mississippi River will start a slow fall going early into next week, and is expected to crest Friday at 17.5 feet, which is moderate flood stage, said Peter Speck, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Related reading

• High water closes River Drive in Moline

High water sign

River Drive in Moline has been closed east of 25th Street effective immediately because of the rising Mississippi River.

Eastbound traffic is being routed to 34th Street and then to 4th Avenue via University Drive. Drivers have access to local businesses at 23rd Street, 34th Street, 41st Street, and 55th Street as floodwaters allow.

Suggested detours include 12th Avenue, Avenue of the Cities, and Illinois 92 (4th Avenue).

Drivers are reminded not to drive through floodwaters or around barricades.

• Area river levels

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