Iowans woke up to more heavy rain this morning and some commuters are finding roads closed due to flash flooding. Meteorologist Brad Small at the National Weather Service says it’s the second day in a row of severe thunderstorms with heavy rain.
Small says it’s still very dangerous as some areas have gotten up to three inches of rain, bringing flash flooding from Des Moines as far south as Mahaska County. Flash flood warnings are posted for several central Iowa counties through mid morning. There is the potential for more thunderstorms tonight.
In between all of this, Small said Iowans will be sweltering again today and into tomorrow. An excessive heat warning is in effect for southwest Iowa through Thursday while heat advisories are posted for much of central and southern Iowa through Thursday, and the advisory may be extended into northern Iowa, too, depending on how the storms move.
Small says more storms are expected on Thursday and Friday, but the weekend forecast is calling for cooler high temps in the 80s with little to no rain.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City