TORNADO WATCH: Colder Week Ahead

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A Tornado Watch is in effect for southeastern Iowa until 7 PM. Polk and Dallas Counties are included.

Tornado Watch

Straight-line winds are to blame for damage reported in Oskaloosa on Sunday. The National Weather Services preliminary report says the winds look to have been as high as 70 to 80 mph.

Rainfall amounts through the weekend really added up quickly. Des Moines received just over 1.02" during the last two days.

Here are a few other 2 day totals:

  • Ames: 2.96"
  • Clarion 2.07"
  • Chariton: 1.97"
  • Ankeny: 1.23"
  • Marshalltown: 1.14"
  • Ottumwa: 1.06"
  • Algona: 0.75"

More showers and a few storms are expected to fire up across Central Iowa this afternoon. Those storms will move in a north-northwesterly direction. A few of the storms may produce some small hail and possible landspouts (weak tornadoes). Temperatures will reach the upper 60s and low 70s this afternoon.

The weather will remain cloudy and cool the rest of the week. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s with chances of light showers each day. This is all because a pesky area of low pressure will stall out over the upper Midwest and lead to a persistent dreary and cool weather pattern in the weekend ahead.