A Tornado Watch has been issued until 10 PM for portions of northern Iowa. The watch has been issued for areas generally north of highway 20.
Today is a day to be weather aware. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible across northeastern Iowa this morning. Elsewhere, it will be partly to mostly cloudy, warm and humid. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s with a breezy southerly wind. A cold front tracks in this afternoon and evening bringing a line of rain and thunderstorms.
The timing for these storms will generally be between 3 p.m. and Midnight.
Slight risk of severe weather is in place. The main threats will be damaging wind and heavy rain, although we cannot rule out a few tornadoes and large hail, especially in northern Iowa.
Rainfall amounts will be 1-2″ with locally higher amounts. Northern Iowa has a Flash Flood Watch in effect.
Behind the cold front, it is going to be cooler, breezy and less humid. Highs will be in the lower to middle 70s with a west wind 10-20 mph. It will be mostly cloudy to partly cloudy.
Saturday will be dry, with a chance of storms tracking in Saturday night into early Sunday.
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