A strong storm system will bring warming temperatures and one to three inches of rain to the region during the middle of the week, resulting in an increased risk of river flooding, according to the National Weather Service office in Valley.
The unusual combination of heavy rain, snowmelt, saturated or frozen soils, and thick ice cover on area rivers could lead to significant and rapid river level increases.
A flood watch has been issued for southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri from late Tuesday night through Thursday evening.
Weather officials advise anyone with interests along or near area rivers should continue to monitor the forecast and river levels closely. They say to be prepared to take action should flooding develop.