WXALERT: Tornado Watch for Parts of Eastern Iowa

ww0694_overview_wouThe Storm Prediction Center has issued a TORNADO WATCH for portions of northern and eastern Iowa until 1:00am.  This tornado watch comes as thunderstorms continue to develop near the Mississippi River.  A severe thunderstorm in the Dubuque area has already produced large hail and rainfall totals nearing 4”.  As a result a Flash Flood Warning has also been issued for Dubuque County.

Overall this watch should not impact Iowa for too long as storms move off into portions of Wisconsin and Illinois. A tornado was reported earlier this evening near the Galena area.  But additional storms are already developing further to the west in the Spencer area.  As a result we will continue to monitor the severe weather threat here in Iowa as this situation unfolds through the evening and overnight hours.

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