Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 281631
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1131 AM CDT Thu Jul 28 2016
Scattered showers and thunderstorms have continued since yesterday
morning. The area over the northern part of our region had
shifted eastward from Minnesota to the northern half of Wisconsin
and Upper Michigan and northern half of lower Michigan. The
stronger storms here produced 1 to 3 inches of rain mainly in east
central Minnesota across to northeast Wisconsin...otherwise
rainfall averaged around a quarter to half inch. Farther south
several patches of storms had an inch or two of rain in Iowa, in
central Illinois, and southeast Missouri to southern Illinois.
In the forecast... showers and thunderstorm continue today with
around a quarter to half inch of rain on average across central
to southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northern Indiana to
southern lower Michigan. Lighter showers and thunderstorms this
moring from Illinois to southern Missouri will produce around a
quarter inch or less of rain with scattered higher amounts in a
There are currently no forecast points above flood stage in the
NCRFC area and no flooding is forecast.
Multiple rounds of heavy rain in recent weeks have caused elevated
flows on many rivers across eastern North Dakota, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.
The Mississippi River remains at elevated levels along its entire
length within the NCRFC region. The river is at or near action
stage at many sites from Minnesota downstream through Iowa,
Illinois and Missouri.
Locations across the region that are already experiencing high
river levels will remain vulnerable to additional flooding if
rainfall totals or intensity in the next week become excessive.
For additional and more in-depth information concerning river
forecasts, precipitation and all hydrometeorological information
in the NCRFC area of responsibility, please refer to the NCRFC
web page at: http://www.weather.gov/ncrfc
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