There's no doubt it's been very dry in Texoma. There's also no doubt that residents along the Mississippi River would take our dry conditions in a heartbeat. They're preparing to cope with continued flooding on Thursday as the mighty Mississippi, already at record levels, was set to crest in Vicksburg, Miss. on Thursday morning.
The river was at 57.2 feet in Vicksburg on Wednesday morning, a level well above the previous record of 56.2 feet set on May 4, 1927, according to the National Weather Service. The river was expected to reach 57.5 feet on Thursday morning, about 14.5 feet over flooding stage.