The heavy rainfall is creating some of the biggest problems in eastern Iowa.
The ground is already saturated in the Quad Cities as a result of this week’s rain increasing the risk for runoff to quickly lead to flash flooding.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Wednesday and Thursday for the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. River levels are rising, leading to several road closures.
The Mississippi River is currently at a little more than 14.5 feet.
Flood stage is 15 feet and the river is predicted to reach nearly 16 feet by this weekend.