Not much chance to dry out in the Heartland

By Brian Alworth - bio | email

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - In mid-February, Heartland weather has become warmer and wetter. Since the last week of February much of the region has picked up some four to six inches of rain, resulting in saturated ground and high river levels.

It looks like we'll have about two or three days to dry out before another wet weather system moves our way.

A Pacific storm system now moving into the far west is expected to move east onto the plains by Tuesday, and into the Mississippi Valley by Tuesday night or early Wednesday.

Current indications show that we could pick up another inch or so of rain in showers and possible thunderstorms with this storm.

Behind that mid-week system, things should dry out for the rest of the week.

The overall trend for the rest of March continues to look pretty active. The official National Weather Service medium-range outlook for mid-March indicates a continuation of our mild but wet pattern.

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