We tied the record high today in Des Moines. The last time the temperature was 68 in Des Moines was 1981.
The great weather did lead to some headaches along the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers in Des Moines today. The major melting lead to some isolated flash flooding. The ice jams along some of the bridges and walk paths caused the water to overflow the river banks.
There will be some areas of re-freeze tonight as temperatures fall to the freezing point by early morning. Watch out for patches of ice tomorrow morning....then we are on our way to the upper 40s Friday. No records....but great for February.