The rivers continue to rise in many locations. There are also many fields and backyards with lots of standing or moving water. This is all due to recent rain, quick snow/ice melt and a frozen ground. Click the graphic below for the latest river stages.
As the low pressure system moves away from Iowa the wind will increase from the northwest and drop temperatures below freezing. It is cloudy overnight with drizzle and flurries. The gusty northwest winds at 45 mph tonight will continue into Friday.
Clouds slowly clear through Friday with cooler temperatures, highs in the 30s. There is a small chance of flurries Friday evening otherwise the sky becomes partly cloudy Friday night as the wind diminishes.
Saturday through Thursday is mainly dry. There is a small chance of a light rain/snow shower Saturday night otherwise well needed dry weather through much of next week. High temperatures are in the 40s from Sunday through next week.