More heavy rain is expected across much of Iowa through tomorrow. National Weather Service meteorologist Ken Podrazik says this morning’s rain soaked parts of southwest Iowa as the system pushed east. Podrazik says there are reports from Cass and Taylor Counties of up to an inch-and-a-half of rainfall in a short period of time. Another system is expected to bring more heavy rain late this afternoon into tomorrow.
"The heaviest portion of rain we’re looking at is probably the northwest quadrants of central Iowa…a line from Denison, up through Fort Dodge and into Mason City. So that will pretty much all be going into the Des Moines and Raccoon River basin," Podrazik said.
The approaching storms are certain to bring more problems to areas of the state that are already flooded. In addition, hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes could accompany the rain tonight. Podrazik says the entire state could experience severe storms, but the biggest threat is over the western half of Iowa, eastern Nebraska and portions of Kansas.
A dry spell is anticipated Thursday afternoon through Saturday, although there is a chance for thunderstorms over eastern Iowa on Friday. Another round of storms is forecast for Iowa Sunday into Monday.