Parts of Iowa received a rude awakening early this morning as thunderstorms and high winds caused damage at several locations. Fort Dodge reported large trees down and electrical lines as a result of the storm activity just after 1:00 this morning.
Meteorologist Frank Boksa , at the National Weather Service, says there were also reports of trees blown down in the towns of Duncombe and Clare in Webster County.
There are reports of 60 mile-an-hour winds with trees down in Sac and Crawford counties, along with hail, brief heavy rain and dangerous lightning. Boksa says the storm came as no surprise to the forecasters. Boksa said more thunderstorm development is likely for later today in parts of Iowa.
He expect more "unstable" weather later today with more storms, especially in southern Iowa, later this afternoon. Highs today will be primarily in the 80s. The 90s could be coming back by the weekend.