Those dark clouds moving over Iowa this afternoon aren’t just any regular ole’ storm. They’re the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine, according to Mindy Beerends, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in metro Des Moines. Beerends says the storm system will continue to weaken as it moves northward but it will bring plenty of rain to much of Iowa, especially across southern and southeastern parts of the state.
Hermine brought up to ten inches of rain to parts of Texas and tornadoes and widespread flooding to Oklahoma. Beerends says what’s left of Hermine will bring Iowa a good soaking. Parts of Missouri will see very heavy rain, she says, while Iowa may get between one and one-and-a-half inches.
While there is significant flooding from Hermine in Oklahoma and other states to the south, Beerends says the remnants of this storm should fade by the end of tomorrow. She says Iowa should be in for a pleasant weekend with mostly sunny skies and highs Saturday and Sunday in the 70s statewide.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City