Severe thunderstorms rumbled overhead much of the night and morning for most Iowans, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Miles Schumacher, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says the rough weather brought isolated flooding and moderate damage.

There were reports of hail from nickel- to golf ball-sized, along with spotty reports of high winds. There were reports of cars being blown off Interstate 29 in Mills County near Glenwood overnight from an unconfirmed tornado. Schumacher said the potential exists for more severe weather in parts of Iowa today.

He says the main storm system is still moving over Iowa from Kansas. Schumacher says May will start off on a dry note. The weather ahead looks drier with high temperatures in the 60s, which is closer to normal after a warmer-than-usual April. For more, visit

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City