Iowa Weather Alert: Hail, Strong Winds Expected in Des Moines Area Tuesday

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Des Moines, IA – The US National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a weather advisory for Tuesday afternoon and evening, warning of scattered severe storms, hail, and strong winds across central Iowa.

According to the Weather Service, a line of storms will move through the area, bringing the potential for damaging wind gusts and large hail. The greatest risk period is expected to be from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. In addition to hail and wind, localized heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding in certain areas.

Residents are advised to stay tuned to local forecasts and prepare for the possibility of severe weather. Outdoor plans should be reconsidered, and multiple ways to receive weather warnings should be in place. The Weather Service emphasizes the importance of seeking indoor shelter during severe storms to avoid injury from flying debris or hail.

Tuesday’s weather event underscores the need for preparedness as the region heads into the peak of the storm season. Emergency kits should be checked, and family members should know where to go in case of a severe weather warning.

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