This could allow river levels to rise to near major flood stage in a couple spots, especially along the Robertson/Leon and Brazos/Madison County lines.
The National Weather Service says the temperature climbed Tuesday to 87 degrees in Concord, New Hampshire, and 78 degrees in Augusta, Maine, both records for the date.
At 8:30 p.m. Monday, the river's stage was at 33.1 feet.
The river was expected to continue to rise to near 33.5 feet by Tuesday evening. It is possible that the Navasota River near Easterly has already crested, but could remain above at least minor flood stage through the end of Easter weekend. Hover over the dots on the map for a graph depicting the current river stage and the forecast.
At Cairo, the stage on Tuesday was 40.6 feet, just below flood stage of 40 feet.
Monday night's storms are expected to raise the river again, with levels predicted at 6.5 feet by Wednesday afternoon.
"Never allow children to play in or near flood waters", the weather service also advised in a statement posted on its website.