Inland Waterway Weather Report

Weather Highlights: 

  • Dangerous heat expected over the entire Lower Mississippi Valley today and over the weekend. Temps in the mid 90s to near 100° and heat indices of 110-115° are expected. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect throughout this region today. Stay cool and hydrated, everyone!
  • An Air Quality Alert is in effect through this afternoon for all of MN, IA and southwest WI as northerly winds bring in smoke from western wildfires.

7-day QPF totals (through next Friday morning):

  • Upper MS: Up to 3” over southern IA, but very little precip expected over the rest of the region.  
  • Middle MS/Ohio Valley: ¼-3” possible over the Middle Miss/Missouri region with the highest amounts possible over northern MO. Very little rainfall expected over the Ohio Valley.
  • Lower MS Valley: ¼-1 ½” possible across the region.