It’s going to be a dreary, cool and windy Tuesday across eastern Iowa. We have a strong storm system that tracks to our west, and will bring rain to the area throughout the day. Temperatures will hold steady around 50°.
Winds will be sustained 15-30 mph out of the east, with gusts up to 45 mph today.
Later this afternoon and into the evening we will watch the potential of heavier rain as a line of thunderstorms moves through. The severe weather threat is low, but there could be some storms that contain gusty winds up to 50+ mph.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for our counties along and south of Interstate 80. This is where the ground is completely saturated.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue tonight with rising temperatures. By the time all is said and done, widespread rainfall totals of 0.50″ to 1.50″ will be possible, with some areas receiving 2.00″ or more where rounds of thunderstorms occur over the same area.
We get a break from the active weather Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures warm up.
Friday through the holiday weekend we have off and on chances of rain and storms. We will have to watch for stronger storms Friday.
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