The temperature is dropping and the winds are picking up as much of Iowa is under a High Wind Warning. Meteorologist Rod Donovan at the National Weather Service says the harsh winds will be howling all day and into the evening hours.
He says gusts are already between 25 and 35 miles an hour with the winds increasing this afternoon when gusts may reach 60 miles an hour. A Tornado Watch was issued overnight for parts of eastern Iowa. Donovan says Iowans need to take the proper precautions in this sort of weather.
Motorists in high-profile vehicles should take particular care as the strong winds could push them right off the road. He says any loose items in our yards should also be brought inside or they may be — gone with the wind. Donovan says strong winds are also expected to continue tomorrow, while low temperatures tomorrow night may be the coldest of the season so far — in the upper 20s and lower 30s statewide.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City