BLAIR, Neb. — Weather officials are warning that the Missouri River could come close to major flood stages in the coming days.

The National Water Prediction Service lists the Missouri River in minor flood stage across most of its Nebraska measurement gauges on Monday evening. The river level is projected to reach the moderate flood stage everywhere south of Blair by Thursday.

The Brownville river gauge is expected to be the closest to major flood stage. The forecast says the river is likely to reach 42.5 feet, which is just six inches below major flood stage. If the river does get to major flood stage, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a portion of the federal levee on the Missouri side could overtop and water could reach Interstate 29.