Rainfall will gradually spread over eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa Monday afternoon into Tuesday, forecasters said.
Rain was expected to begin in northeast Nebraska today, with chances increasing tonight across the entire region, the National Weather Service office in Valley said.
Rain should remain heaviest in southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa on Tuesday. Some areas could see an inch of rain or more through Tuesday, especially near and south of Interstate 80.
Meteorologists say we will see the coolest temperatures we have seen so far this fall. Tuesday’s high in Nebraska City is expected to only reach 48 degrees. The region will see a warming pattern through the remainder of the week, eventually reaching the upper 70’s on Friday.
Eastern Nebraska experienced its fair share of rainfall last week, with Omaha’s Eppley Airfield reporting 2.12 inches for Thursday through Saturday. For the month of October through Saturday, Eppley has a total of 3.02 inches, Lincoln 3.89, Norfolk 3.28, Valley 4.52, Tekamah 2.70 and Falls City 3.39.
The recent rain has led to a flood warning for the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the Missouri River near Brownville and Rulo, Nebraska, and for the Elkhorn River in northeast Nebraska near Pierce.