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Is there an end to Midwest flooding in sight?

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We have been dealing with high water in Iowa for over three months now. The rest of the Midwest has been in the same shape. Of course, this water all goes somewhere. The real question is will we be able to dry out any time soon?

Bryce Anderson is a Senior Meteorologist with DTN. He says while some in the Missouri River valley are seeing some improvement, others haven’t been so fortunate.

To the east, Anderson says the flooding in the Mississippi and Ohio rivers may be around for quite some time.

With more heavy rains forecasted for the Eastern Corn Belt, Anderson says the Ohio Valley and the middle and lower Mississippi Valley are going to have bigger problems.

Anderson says the pattern we are stuck in won’t allow for much change. If we do get a warm stretch, it will just cause evaporation and the re-firing of storm systems.

For some of us, it may be a long summer.