Walking in the rain in Des Moines.

Walking in the rain in Des Moines.

After a very dry month of March, April is turning out to be a wet one as more rough weather is expected to be rolling over Iowa this afternoon — and for the next few days.

Meteorologist Craig Cogil, with the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says most Iowans will need to keep an umbrella handy.

“We are going to see periods of showers and thunderstorms across much of central Iowa,” Cogil says. “One period, this afternoon into this evening, does look like we’ll see a break overnight tonight into the day on Wednesday, however, showers and thunderstorms moving back in Wednesday night into the day on Thursday before some drier weather into Friday.”

Cogil says strong storms are a possibility for Wednesday and Thursday and Iowans should remain aware of the changing forecast. “The main threat of severe weather at this point in time is primarily in far southern Iowa into Missouri,” Cogil says. “Farther north in Iowa, maybe small hail with some of the storms but nothing real bad.” Forecasters say there’s another chance of more showers and thunderstorms in Iowa later this weekend into early next week.

(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)