After today, a wet several days are on tap for Iowa, especially central to southern portions of the state. If you have any outdoor activities/chores to take care of, today is your day to get it done, as skies should be mostly to partly cloudy with temperatures near 70 degrees.
Round 1 of moderate to heavy rainfall will arrive late Thursday morning and into Friday afternoon. Central to southern Iowa is expected to receive the most rain, where a widespread 1 to 2 inches of rain may fall, with some locations possibly approaching 3 inches of rain. Though the ground can handle a fair amount of rain due to ongoing drought conditions, some urban and small streams may flood, and flash flooding/river flooding cannot be ruled out at this time.
Round 2 of moderate to heavy rainfall will arrive Friday night into Saturday morning. This round of rain is expected to bring another widespread 0.5 to 1 inch of rain, with some locations possibly seeing upwards of 1.5 inches.
Download our free Storm Hunter WX app from the app store to get hour by hour forecasts, and our interactive radar will show you when you can expect the rain.