DES MOINES — Since last June, Iowa has seen its wettest 12-month stretch on record, with this May being the sixth wettest on record, according to the latest Water Summary Update.

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“Not only was precipitation in May greater than normal for Iowa, the past 12 months have been the wettest on record for Iowa and for nearly all of the surrounding states,” said Tim Hall, DNR’s coordinator of hydrology resources. “River flooding continues to be of concern on both the Missouri and the Mississippi rivers.”

Temperatures were cooler than normal in May. The last 12 months were the 34th coolest in 124 years of records.

Streamflow conditions in much of the state increased from normal and above normal conditions in April to much above normal and high conditions in May. Streamflow conditions across the majority of the state remain much above normal.

The report is prepared by technical staff from Iowa DNR, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, IIHR — Hydroscience and Engineering, and the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.

The upcoming forecast according to the National Weather Service includes:

Today: A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Tonight: A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Saturday: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Saturday night: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

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Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Monday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Tuesday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

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