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River flooding is forecast to continue through at least this weekend across many Iowa locations. In many cases rivers are slowly receding and some rivers are dropping below flood stage. Major flooding is expected for the West Fork of the Des Moines River at Estherville by late Sunday night. Moderate to minor flooding will persist along portions of the Des Moines, Raccoon, Cedar, and Iowa River Basins. A risk of ice jams remains a threat to portions of the upper reaches of the Des Moines River and Cedar River Basins. Please exercise caution if driving near a waterway and heed all road closures. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!!! For additional details on river levels and forecasts, please visit
Rain chances return to the area through the overnight with areas generally around and south of Interstate 80 to most likely to see accumulating rainfall. Greatest accumulations are expected along and south of the Iowa-Missouri border were around a up to a half inch may fall. Further north, amounts will taper off fairly quickly with little to no rain expected north of Interstate 80.
Light rain is expected over the southern half of Iowa tonight. The heavier rainfall will occur along the Iowa Missouri border during the evening hours. With up to a half inch expected, there may be some ponding of water and some minor run-off issues.