The National Weather Service offices across the state have issued Flash Flood Watches, which will go into effect at 10:00 p.m. tonight and remain until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.
A mesoscale convective system with associated showers and thunderstorms is expected to develop over the area tonight. Heavy rain is expected with this system, with rainfall amounts of 1-3″ likely. Many soils across the warned area are already saturated, with small creeks, streams, and rivers already high. This will not help matters, with only a couple inches needed for flooding to occur.
Low-lying areas should be on extra lookout for potential flooding. This watch is during the night hours, making it extra hazardous… so it would be a good idea to have a NOAA Weather Radio or other form of alerting source on tonight in the case that warnings are issued. Remember, turn around, don’t drown.
Stay tuned to the Iowa Weather Network for the latest updates!