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LOCAL 5 FORECAST: Locally heavy rain expected with scattered storms today

Rain chances drop this weekend, but temperatures will likely climb to the low 90s as a result.

DES MOINES, Iowa — A soaking rainfall moved through central Iowa early this morning, and we sure needed it! Some areas picked up on more than 3" of rain in Madison and Warren Counties, while parts of the metro like Ankeny received well over 2" total. More storms are expected this afternoon and evening.

In general, the coverage of showers and storms will be higher today as more atmospheric energy moves through the region along with a high amount of moisture. Slow-moving storms could develop again this afternoon and evening, and more locally heavy rain is possible. The cloudiness coupled with off-and-on rain will keep temperatures more in check as well. 

Isolated thunderstorms will stick around overnight, and another round of scattered storms will form by Friday afternoon and evening. Similar to the last few days, the risk for severe weather is low, but locally heavy rain is a concern. Street flooding could occur in areas where repeated heavy rains occur. The rain chances will taper off some this weekend, but pop-up showers and storms could still form for some areas.

Temperatures will rise back to the upper 80s on Friday, and then low 90s are expected this weekend. Next week will stay warm each day with upper 80s to low 90s forecast. A brief respite from the humidity is possible if a weak cold front can make it here, but it's unlikely to have any noticeable impact on temperatures.

Have a good day! 

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