Iowa Storm Warning: Large Hail and Strong Winds Forecasted

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Des Moines, IA – Severe storms are expected across Iowa today as a cold front moves into the state.

According to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, the storms are likely to bring large hail and damaging winds as they move from western into central Iowa this afternoon and into eastern Iowa this evening. The most severe weather is expected between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m., with the potential for scattered severe storms.

Locally heavy rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is anticipated, with isolated areas receiving up to 3 inches. This could lead to localized flash flooding, especially in areas that experienced recent heavy rainfall. Thunderstorms may cause localized flash flooding, mainly across central and eastern Iowa.

Residents are advised to stay weather aware and have multiple ways to receive warnings. Outdoor plans should be reconsidered, and indoor shelter is recommended during the peak storm hours. If encountering floodwater, the National Weather Service urges people to turn around and not attempt to drive through flooded areas.

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