Severe Storms & Heavy Rain Possible, More Flooding Likely

 

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Scattered thunderstorms will work through Central Iowa this morning. Isolated strong storms could produce gusty winds and/or small hail. A brief warning or two could be possible through noon, though widespread severe weather is not expected.

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Flash flooding has been a major issue through the overnight in NE Iowa, and flooding issues will continue into tonight, possibly spreading into Central Iowa, especially along and north of Highway 30.

Another chance for storms to regroup and again be severe will move into the state this afternoon and evening. By 2-3 pm, storms will likely start to develop to our west as we start to hit the warmest parts of the day. A line of storms will push east along a cold front, and several of these storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Today, the ingredients for severe weather are not quite as strong as the past couple days, so the tornado threat is not as enhanced, but very heavy rain and flash flooding will still be a major problem over the northern half of Iowa.

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