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    More Flooding for Iowa, Central Plains This Week

    By By Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist.
    May 29, 2013, 8:05:57 AM EDT

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    Additional flooding downpours over portions of the Plains will continue through the week and putting more lives at risk.

    There is the potential for not only additional flash and urban flooding, but rising rivers in the region, Some rivers in Iowa are forecast to reach major flood stage this week.

    Repeating Downpours

    Downpours into Thursday night will focus from parts of eastern Kansas and eastern Nebraska to northern Missouri, much of Iowa, southern Wisconsin and central and northern Illinois.



    More rounds of drenching and severe thunderstorms will follow for the northern and central Plains into part of the Midwest through Saturday


    In some cases multiple downpours will continue on a daily basis. With the ground saturated, much of the rain will run off into streams and rivers.

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    Earlier Monday morning, an area near Grinnell, Iowa, reported a 24-hour rainfall total of nearly 7 inches. Runoff from that rain inundated and made some roads impassable. The Floyd and Little Sioux rivers in northwestern Iowa have reached record high levels.


    Moderate to major flooding is forecast along portions of the Mississippi River the borders Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

    Severe Weather Outbreak Wednesday to Friday

    An outbreak of severe weather is projected for the Central States this week. The bulk of the activity will begin Wednesday over the High Plains. The violent storms are forecast to spread slowly eastward over the lower Plains and Mississippi Valley Thursday into Friday.

    The outbreak would feature the full spectrum of severe weather and could include a number of tornadoes.

    Additional details are available now on AccuWeather.com.

    AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.

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