Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 161634
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1034 AM CST Mon Jan 16 2017
A low pressure system centered over Kansas-Oklahoma this morning
will move northeast to Chicago by tomorrow morning.
In the past 24 hours...a wintry mix fell over the southern half of
the NCRFC service area with water equivalents of a quarter inch to
half an inch.
In the next 48 hours...a mix of rain, sleet, freezing rain, and
snow is forecast to fall over the southern two-thirds of the NCRFC
area with water equivalents of a quarter inch to around an inch.
The heaviest precipitation should fall from southern Iowa to
southern lower Michigan.
A warming trend is underway for the Midwest with above normal
temperatures expected for the next week or two.
River levels remain elevated from ice jams on area rivers.
Moderate ice jam flooding continues along the Mississippi River
near Burlington, Iowa, and minor flooding is occuring
along the Rock River near Joslin, and the Kankakee River near
Recent rains over Lower Michigan are causing minor within-bank
rises at several locations... and forecast precipitation and
warm temperatures are expected to keep river levels elevated.
Ongoing precipitation may cause rises on rivers in the
southern portion of the NCRFC area where warmer temperatures
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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