Flash flooding is ongoing across much of the state this morning. Doppler radar rainfall estimates currently show many areas 3″+ areas in north central Iowa and in southern Benton, southern Linn, and northern Johnson counties – with some areas nearing 5-6″ locally. This is a dangerous situation with continued rainfall across the area. Please heed all flash flood warnings when they are issued. The Weather Prediction Center continues to expect flash flooding to be likely.
- Floyd County – until 4:15 a.m.
- 2-3″ already fallen; additional light rainfall ongoing.
- Hancock, Winnebago, northeastern Kossuth, Worth, and Cerro Gordo counties – until 6:00 a.m.
- 3-4″ already fallen with some additional light rainfall ongoing.
- Butler, Grundy, Black Hawk, and Bremer counties – until 7:00 a.m.
- 2″+ rainfall already fallen with heavy rainfall ongoing/expected to continue.
- Johnson, Linn, northern Iowa, and Benton counties – until 7:30 a.m.
- 5-6+” already fallen from Van Horne-to-Cedar Rapids-to-North Liberty; additional heavy rainfall ongoing and expected to continue for a while.
- Water being reported over several roads in Cedar Rapids, potentially impassible
- Tama County – until 8:45 a.m.
- 2-3″ already fallen; additional heavy rainfall ongoing and expected to continue
It is especially dangerous at night to recognize the dangers of flash flooding. Remember – turn around, don’t drown. Absolutely do not drive through flooded roads!!
Stay tuned to the Iowa Weather Network for the latest updates!