Flood warnings continue along several area rivers including the Mississippi and Rock. Crests are occurring now and will continue this week. Be prepared for road closures and detours in these areas. For more information on river levels go to https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=DVN

A much more comfortable day is in store for us as we lose the majority of the stronger winds and increase the amount of sunshine. Those winds will turn more southerly throughout the day helping to boost high temperatures into the lower 50s.

Even warmer conditions are expected for Wednesday as a strong south wind cranks up. Mostly sunny skies Wednesday morning will give way to more clouds later in the day as highs reach the lower 60s.

The late week system continues to show signs of bringing a moderate to heavy widespread rainfall event by Thursday evening. A stalled out boundary will work with increasing amounts of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to drive scattered showers and thunderstorms from Thursday evening through Saturday morning. The heaviest rains will be arriving on Friday with enough cold air mixing in behind this system for a rain and snow mix by Saturday morning. Little to no snow accumulation is currently expected and no travel impacts are also expected.

Depending on the amount of rain that falls with this system, new rises on tributary rivers are likely followed by another slower rise on the Mississippi River.

Temperatures will take quite a hit with the lower 40s expected on Saturday only climbing into the upper 40s by Sunday. The warmth will try and return by the beginning of next week with quiet weather expected.

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