Rain, Rain Go Away

Rain is pretty common on Memorial Day in the Quad Cities.  Out of the past 143, it has rained at least a trace on 77 of them.  And, since its already rained since midnight, we can make that 78-out-of-144 now.

The wettest Memorial Day came in 1903 with 2.03″ of rain.

It has already been a pretty wet holiday weekend with flash flooding on area streets, rivers rising out of their banks, and basements across the Mississippi and Illinois Valleys taking on water.

Here are some of the impressive rainfall totals from Saturday through Monday morning.

Rainfall Amounts

And, we’ll see several more rounds of showers and thunderstorms later today through Wednesday morning with heavy rain.

A “Flash Flood Watch” remains in effect through Tuesday morning across much of eastern Iowa and western-central Illinois.

Flash Flood Watch Memorial Day

And, if that wasn’t bad enough, there is the threat of some severe weather Tuesday and, again, later this week.  Also, more heavy rain threatens us Thursday and Friday.

Look at this rainfall forecast from NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center.  While I expect another three or more inches of rain from Monday morning through Saturday morning, if this projection is correct, we could get another six inches of rain!!!!!!!!  For now, just plan on at least three more inches this week.

Rainfall Potential Through Saturday 7AM

Try to stay afloat and make the best of your week.



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