More heavy rain to hit the Midwest this week

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

Overnight model runs from both the European model (ECMWF) and US model (GFS) are in agreement on the total accumulated precipitation over the next 7 days. Each is now calling for 1-3 inches of additional precipitation to spread from western Kansas through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and a large section of Ohio. These heavy rains begin early Wednesday and spread east through Friday of this week. This same region received between 2 and 10 inches of rain over the last week. 

Figure 1. 7-Day precipitation totals from the ECMWF 00Z Tuesday model run.

Figure 1. 7-Day precipitation totals from the ECMWF 00Z Tuesday model run.

Figure 2. 7-Day precipitation totals from the GFS 00Z Tuesday model run.

Figure 2. 7-Day precipitation totals from the GFS 00Z Tuesday model run.