...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS EXPANDED THE
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA...SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA...SOUTHEAST IOWA AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL IOWA...BOONE... DALLAS...JASPER...MARSHALL...POLK...POWESHIEK...STORY AND TAMA. IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA...APPANOOSE...LUCAS...MADISON... MAHASKA...MARION...MONROE AND WARREN. IN SOUTHEAST IOWA... DAVIS AND WAPELLO. IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA...CARROLL...CRAWFORD... GREENE AND GUTHRIE.
* FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING
* SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR THROUGH EARLY EVENING. MODERATE RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATER THIS EVENING AND PERSIST OVERNIGHT AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE STATE. HEAVY RAINFALL IS LIKELY TO ACCOMPANY THESE STORMS WHERE RAINFALL RATES OF TWO TO THREE INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE AT TIMES. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS BY SATURDAY MORNING WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 3 INCHES WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL SUNDAY EVENING...
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE SOUTH SKUNK RIVER NEAR AMES HWY 30...OR FROM SQUAW CREEK...TO THE POLK-JASPER COUNTY LINE. * UNTIL SUNDAY EVENING. * AT 9:00 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 19.9 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 20 FEET. * NO FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE LATE THIS EVENING...AND CONTINUE RISING TO 21.4 FEET SATURDAY EVENING. GO BELOW FLOOD STAGE SUNDAY EVENING.
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