Floodwaters are receding across most of the hard-hit Midwest, but there could be new problems if the forecast for significant rain later this week holds up. Already the flooding along the Missouri River and its tributaries has caused at least $3 billion damage and forced thousands from their homes as floodwaters penetrated or flowed over several hundred miles of levees. The flooding is blamed in three confirmed deaths.
A large storm will affect the flood-weary central United States and produce heavy rain, snow and thunderstorms with localized severe weather late this week and into this weekend. While a storm of this magnitude is fairly typical of the spring, it will cause a new round to problems for residents and travelers in the region.