Recent torrential rain has brought the Mississippi River out of its bank and the river continues to rise.
Hydrologists with the National Weather Service project the Mississippi River at St. Paul to continue to rise to near 20.5 feet by Thursday morning.
Major flood stage is 17.0 feet and the river reached that height Sunday afternoon.
At 17.5 feet, Harriet Island begins to become submerged. By Tuesday evening, the river was around 19.5 feet.
Major flooding is already underway along the Crow River and is expected along the Minnesota River.
Highs on Wednesday will be a bit lower down into the lower 70s.
The chance for a thunderstorm returns on Thursday with more widespread precipitation likely over the weekend.
Even so, for the main population centers such as London, Birmingham and even Glasgow, it will be far from a washout.
While Hurricane Ignacio is expected to pass north of Hawaii early this week, the island chain will not be able to escape all of the impacts.
Fred became the second hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season and will blast the Cape Verde Islands early this week.
Typhoons and building drought will impact more than one billion people in southeastern Asia this fall.
The combination of moisture from Erika and a non-tropical system will drench areas from Florida to the Carolina coast through Tuesday.
A 14-year-old boy from Texas died Sunday after contracting a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm freshwater.
Norfolk, VA (1964)
(Aug. 31 and Sept. 1) 11.40 inches of rain in 24 hours from Hurricane Cleo - all-time record.
The East (1966)
"Official" end of the East's worst drought. Some places had a 4-year deficit of nearly 4 feet.
Death Valley, CA (1971)
The high today was 108; the low 84. These were the coolest readings in the entire month. The average high during August was 115.7 degrees, and the low averaged 93.4.