The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

The National Weather Service says recent heavy rains paired with rising temperatures melting snow are causing flooding in the Midwest.

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME - Tom Wilke, center, his son Chad, right, and Nick Kenny, load a boat out of the swollen waters of the North Fork of the Elkhorn River after checking on the Witke's flooded property, in Norfolk, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME – Tom Wilke, center, his son Chad, right, and Nick Kenny, load a boat out of the swollen waters of the North Fork of the Elkhorn River after checking on the Witke’s flooded property, in Norfolk, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Weather service meteorologist Brian Pierce in Davenport, Iowa, says moderate flooding Saturday along the Mississippi River is just the beginning. Pierce calls it the “dress rehearsal for the main event that’s going to happen in early April.” He says there’s snow in Minnesota and Wisconsin that’s yet to melt.

Pierce says when it does there will be another round of flooding in those states that will then move south along the Mississippi River into Illinois and Iowa.

The Mississippi River recorded moderate flooding Saturday from Rock Island, Illinois, south to Burlington, Iowa.

The approach to a bridge over the Elkhorn River, seen Friday afternoon, March 15, 2019, leading south out of Stanton, Neb. (Darin Epperly/The Norfolk Daily News via AP)
The approach to a bridge over the Elkhorn River, seen Friday afternoon, March 15, 2019, leading south out of Stanton, Neb. (Darin Epperly/The Norfolk Daily News via AP)

Flooding is also occurring along other rivers and creeks in the Midwest. In eastern Nebraska, at least one person is dead and two others are missing.

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10:15 a.m.

In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 photo, a Bald Eagle takes off from its perch near Eagle Lake, Miss., in Warren County. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP)
In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 photo, a Bald Eagle takes off from its perch near Eagle Lake, Miss., in Warren County. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP)

At least one person has died and at least two others are missing in floodwaters that have swamped towns and farmland, washed out roads and bridges and drowned livestock in Nebraska in the wake of a late-winter storm that overwhelmed rivers and creeks with rain and snowmelt.

The family of 50-year-old James Wilke, of Columbus, Nebraska, says he was driving his tractor to rescue stranded motorists on a county road cut off by flooding Thursday when a bridge he was crossing collapsed. His cousin, Paul Wilke, told the Columbus Telegram that James Wilke’s body was found downstream. Gass Haney Funeral Home confirmed James Wilke’s death.

Officials in other parts of Nebraska say a Norfolk man was seen on top of his flooded car late Thursday before being swept away in the water and another man is missing after being swept away by waters when a dam collapsed on the Niobrara River.

In this March 14, 2019 photo an abandoned car sits on Industrial Highway in flood waters north of Norfolk, Neb. (Darin Epperly/Norfolk Daily News via AP)
In this March 14, 2019 photo an abandoned car sits on Industrial Highway in flood waters north of Norfolk, Neb. (Darin Epperly/Norfolk Daily News via AP)
In this March 14, 2019 photo, Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk replaces cones on an area of Kaneb Road north of Norfolk, Neb. (Darin Epperly/The Norfolk Daily News via AP)
In this March 14, 2019 photo, Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk replaces cones on an area of Kaneb Road north of Norfolk, Neb. (Darin Epperly/The Norfolk Daily News via AP)
In this March 14, 2019 photo, Highway 81 near the Industrial Highway intersection north of Norfolk, Neb. (Darin Epperly/The Norfolk Daily News via AP)
In this March 14, 2019 photo, Highway 81 near the Industrial Highway intersection north of Norfolk, Neb. (Darin Epperly/The Norfolk Daily News via AP)
In this March 14, 2019 photo, Highway 81 north of Norfolk, Neb., is covered in flood waters. Thousands of people have been urged to evacuate along eastern Nebraska rivers as a massive late-winter storm has pushed streams and rivers out of their banks throughout the Midwest. (Darin Epperly/The Norfolk Daily News via AP)
In this March 14, 2019 photo, Highway 81 north of Norfolk, Neb., is covered in flood waters. Thousands of people have been urged to evacuate along eastern Nebraska rivers as a massive late-winter storm has pushed streams and rivers out of their banks throughout the Midwest. (Darin Epperly/The Norfolk Daily News via AP)
First responders bring out a truckload of residents from the King Lake area near Valley, Neb. because of flooding on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
First responders bring out a truckload of residents from the King Lake area near Valley, Neb. because of flooding on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
Green Bay firefighters assist residents in evacuating their homes due to the East river flooding on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Green Bay, Wis. (Adam Wesley/The Post-Crescent via AP)
Green Bay firefighters assist residents in evacuating their homes due to the East river flooding on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Green Bay, Wis. (Adam Wesley/The Post-Crescent via AP)