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First Alert: Dry but cool Tuesday on tap

It is Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.

First Alert Weather Outlook:

Cool and quiet…and most importantly dry this Tuesday morning. In fact Brian’s First Alert Forecast shows rain for the next seven days. It will be mostly cloudy and chilly this morning, but we should see the sun peek through the clouds by this afternoon, with highs in the 40s. Flood-covered roads are still a problem though, so if you run in to any standing water, remember to “turn around, don’t drown.”

CLICK HERE for the full First Alert Forecast.

Making Headlines:

Flood alert: Dozens of roads across the Heartland are closed due to rising water. The Mississippi River sits at 42 feet this morning, as cities like Chester, Ill. prepare to closes bridges and officials in Paducah, Ky. start putting up floodgates.

In preparation: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Perry County today to receive a briefing from local officials about ongoing preparations for rising river levels. Water levels in some locations along the Mississippi River are currently predicted to match or exceed records set during the flood of 1993.

Search continues: Calloway County deputies are asking for the public's help in searching for a fugitive who escaped from the Vanderbilt Medical Center on Monday. Christopher Carter, 35, of Paris, Tennessee, is considered armed and dangerous.

Decision made: Cleveland residents are reacting after a grand jury has decided not to indict two Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting death of Tamir Rice. The 12-year-old was fatally shot November 22, 2014, while carrying a pellet gun.

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