UPDATE 10:30 AM. The storm lost intensity on the Mississippi. While it is still raining lightly, it looks like we escaped the heavy rains. There is no storm backing this one up, so expect some creeks to stain up this afternoon, but with no major muddy damage for the most part. In other words, later today and into tomorrow are looking quite good!
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 67. East wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
We're watching rain start to develop this morning. Overnight we had some light rain, not enough to do any damage.
Expect updates throughout the day as we monitor the rains. If this storm hits it will not be anything to permanently muddy up the creeks outside of for this afternoon. The holiday weekend will be fine. As of 8 this morning the storm is in central Iowa and losing some intensity as it travels east.
Fishing has been quite good lately as the storms have barely touched us leaving our water in great shape! Caddis, olives, craneflies and midges are hatching daily (usually in the afternoons) and, while not on every stretch of water, pods of rising fish are being found.
Subsurface fishing has been great with heavy bead heads with a thicker profile (pork chop express, purple pills, prince nymphs, and brush hogs are catching fish regularly. We're fishing them under hippie stompers and chubby chernobyls. A few fish are eating the large indicator fly too!
Leeches and streamers have been excellent on the days with cloud cover and if we have some stain on the water.