Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 261542
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1041 AM CDT Thu May 26 2016
Showers and thunderstorms dropped rain across the entire NCRFC
region during the past 24 hours. The heaviest amounts fell in the
Red River valley where an inch to two inches were reported...from
southeastern Minnesota across Wisconsin and into the upper
peninsula of Michigan where between an inch and two inches fell...
around Chicago Illinois and into southwestern lower Michigan where
an inch to two inches fell.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue into next week
across most of the NCRFC area. The heaviest amounts are expected
during the next 48 hours as a weather system moves into western
Missouri and western Iowa today bringing an inch to two inches of
rain. Higher amounts can be expected in the stronger storms.
This disturbance will move north and east and bring the heavy rain
to Iowa...eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin Friday. An inch
to inch and a half of rain is expected by Saturday morning.
Saturday into Sunday southern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin
could receive another inch of rain. The rain diminishes in
intensity early next week but the NCRFC region will still be wet.
Daily rainfall amounts Monday through Wednesday will still total a
tenth to quarter inch.
With the active weather pattern in place throughout the holiday
weekend...portions of the area that see repeated rounds of heavy
rainfall and where river levels are already running high may
experience significant flood levels. Any significant flooding is
not expected to be widespread. However...bankfull and flood stage
rises are possible across a larger portion of the NCRFC region.
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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