Another chance for heavy rain is forecast for Iowa later this week. National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Russell says it’s expected to arrive on Thursday. Russell says a low pressure system coming out of the plains will bring the threat of severe weather, primarily in the form of heavy rain, during the day on Thursday.
The storm could impact the entire state, but Russell says it’s too early to tell. "Maybe more the northern half or third (of Iowa) is where most of the heavy rain might be…so some parts of southern and eastern Iowa might not see anything. It all depends where the low system tracks," Russell said. The good news is that flooded areas of the state will have a few days to dry out before this storm.
"In most of those areas, at least in north-central and parts of northeast Iowa, the rivers are coming down…which is a good thing. We have a few days before this event occurs and this won’t be the kind of prolonged event that we saw last Thursday night and Friday," Russell said. High temperatures should reach the lower 70s statewide Wednesday and Thursday, before dropping into the 60s on Friday.