There is a potential for flooding over the next few days across the state of Iowa. Rain will continue pushing through the state tonight and will continue throughout the morning hours tomorrow. There will be a break in the rain starting around 11am tomorrow and will remain dry though the 7pm hour. Rain will then develop over the state tomorrow night and will persist through the morning hours on Sunday. On Sunday, northern Iowa will continue to see the rain while the rest of the state should remain dry. For Memorial day, rain will be back in the forecast and these storms could be strong to severe so we will keep an eye on this. While these storms will be widespread, there has been some challenge to when the rain will fall and who will see the heaviest rainfall totals. As of tonight, the heaviest rainfall totals will fall from central Iowa down towards the southeast part of the state. This area could see totals between 2″-3″ with all other areas in the state receiving 1″-2″ by Tuesday morning.
Because of these high rainfall totals, there is concern for flooding as river levels in eastern and southeast Iowa are currently at high levels. While this is a holiday weekend, just keep this forecast in mind while planning outdoor activities. Also as a reminder, if you see a flooded road, turn around, don’t drown. We will continue to bring you updates throughout the weekend on our facebook page and right here at Iowachase.com.