Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 261725
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1159 AM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017
Areas that had scattered thunderstorms and showers with rainfall
totals near one inch since yesterday morning include southwest to
central Iowa, northeast Missouri, and from northern Indiana to
southwest and central lower Michigan. Rainfall totals averaged
around a half inch over the southeast half of Iowa, east central
Missouri, and northern Illinois. Areas with average rainfall
around a quarter inch or less include southeast Minnesota,
northwest Wisconsin, upper and norther lower Michigan, and central
to southern Illinois.
In the forecast today... around a quarter inch of rain is expected
in eastern upper and northern lower Michigan. Scattered showers
will produce around a tenth inch or less of rain across western
upper Michigan, down the east half of Wisconsin to northern
Illinois and northern Indiana to lower Michigan. Then from Monday
morning into Tuesday around a quarter to half inch of rain is
expected over the east half of Missouri to central and southern
Iliinois, with around a tenth inch across northern Illinois to
northern Indiana and southern lower Michigan.
Rivers are responding to rainfall over the past couple of days,
but only bankfull rises and some minor flooding are expected
across the region.
In North Dakota, moderating temperatures are producing snowmelt
rises and flooding is expected across the Souris River basin and
along the Park River near Grafton. Forecasts are highly dependent
on temperatures and will be updated as the rate of snowmelt is
closely monitored over the next few days.
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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