Here is a radar estimate of the rainfall for the past forty-eight hours over portions of Iowa and northern Illinois. As of 7am this morning, Brighton, in southeast Iowa received 6.85 inches in the past twenty-fours.
This was the rain area that I mentioned on ATC yesterday. The heaviest rain at mid afternoon was making its way east of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The River Forecast Center in Chanhassen will be monitoring the impacts of this deluge this afternoon and tonight.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see some detrimental impact to the corn crops in Iowa and Illinois.
Count our blessings. The recent rather mild temperatures and rainfall have helped out in Minnesota. Sure, we’d like a little boast in the number of growing degree days, but at least crops aren’t under water.
Keeping an eye on the cool air settling in for Saturday through early Monday. Our coldest morning could be Monday as high pressure sits directly the Twin Cities, producing calm winds. Ideal for cool air to pool in the valleys.
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