Areas of Iowa that are already soaked are in line for yet another round of storms. National Weather Service Meteorologist Brenda Brock says periods of heavy rain are expected this afternoon through Friday.
"We could get really dumped on with several inches of rain in a short period of time," Brock said. "This whole system isn’t going to let up. It’s going to just keep on pounding us with various rounds of storms."
The storms will affect nearly the entire the state. Brock says the heaviest rain and most severe thunderstorms are possible tonight and tomorrow over two-thirds of the state from a line south of Council Bluffs up to Waterloo. Hail and strong winds are also possible with the storms. There’s a lesser chance for tornadoes.
"We have not ruled (tornadoes) out completely, but mainly what we’re looking for at this point is the heavy rainfall," Brock said. Several counties are under Flood Warnings this afternoon while Flash Flood Watches are posted for more than two dozen counties – primarily in southern, central and eastern Iowa. Brock says the counties that have Flash Flood Watches are already dealing with flooded roads and farm fields.