Severe Weather and Heavy Rain Possible Tonight

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon into evening. These storms will be marginally severe, with hail and damaging wind gusts the primary threat. There is also the possibility a few storms may become surface based, and would pose a very small tornado potential. This potential would exist from northwest Iowa back through Omaha, as outlined below.

Iowa Tornado Probability

Widespread rainfall will become the threat after the sun sets this evening. This will pose a heavy rainfall threat during the evening hours with a few locations possibly around 4 inches.

Iowa Flash Flood WatchDue to this heavy rain threat, a flash flood watch has been issued from 6pm this evening through late this evening. Locally heavy rainfall, with amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected. Localized rainfall amounts of greater than 3 inches may be possible. Heavy rainfall will be capable of producing quick ponding of water on roads, low lying, or poor drainage areas. Flash flooding may occur during the nighttime hours and thus may make flooding difficult to observe.

Stay ahead of the heavy rain and severe weather this evening by downloading our FREE Storm Hunter WX app by clicking the image below, or by searching for “Storm Hunter WX” in the app store.

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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