Some portions of Iowa that are recovering from last week’s flash flooding, could get soaked again tonight. Meteorologist Miles Schumacher, with the National Weather Service, says a flash flood watch is posted from southwest through northeast Iowa.
“The chances of getting rain are real high,” Schumacher says, “we’ve got a frontal system to our northwest right now and it’ll be moving slowly across the state tonight.” Some of the towns that made headlines last week are in the path of tonight’s storm.
Schumacher says the rain is expected northwest of a line extending from near Atlantic to Des Moines to Waterloo, “Places like Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Waterloo, up toward Mason City…the places that are real wet, looks like they’ll get a pretty decent dousing again.” There is some good news with tonight’s storm.
“Unlike what we had last week, where we had a front stalling across the state and we got day after day of heavy rain,” Schumacher says, “this one is going to move through, it’ll be out of the area, and the rest of week should be dry.” Schumacher says those in the path of the storm can expect 1-2 inches of rain, but 3-5 inch totals are possible.