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Storms, flash flood concerns for southeast Iowa

Dry, sunny weather finally arrives on Friday

Our stormy pattern continues today with more rain likely in parts of Iowa. Look for showers and storms this morning mainly in the southeast half of the state. Storms will continue in southeast Iowa through the late afternoon, but central Iowa should dry out early this afternoon. No severe weather is expected, but heavy rain is likely. 1-2" with pockets of up to 4" are expected in southeast Iowa. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect southeast of the metro from 7 am to 7 pm.

That rain will clear out of Iowa this evening leading to a clear and cooler night with lows in the 50s. Friday will be a refreshing change of pace with mostly sunny skies, lower humidity and dry weather for everyone! Highs will be in the low 70s.

Saturday will start dry, but some showers and perhaps a storm or two will push through at least southwest Iowa in the afternoon and evening. It's possible central Iowa gets clipped by this rain as well. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s. Most areas will dry out Sunday with highs back to the low 70s.

The jet stream is going to surge north next week which means warmer air is on the way. Highs go from the upper 70s Monday to the mid and upper 80s on Tuesday. We'll likely remain in the 80s most of next week. There will be periodic storm chances next week. Right now, those look most likely in the overnight hours.

Have a good day!

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