The rain that occurs across the northern Plains Thursday night and Friday will have low impact on the flood situation. Rainfall amounts will be under 0.50 of an inch in general which is not enough to add more flow to the receding rivers. On the other hand, any rain at all will slow the rate at which land that is still covered by water drains.

Sunday into next week, another big rain event will occur across the central part of the country, but that disturbance is likely to miss the Red River and its tributaries.

Story by Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.