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Scattered storms will slowly push east through the afternoon

Drier, but warmer weather is expected again on Friday.

Thunderstorms brought plenty of rain to northwest Iowa this morning. Those storms slowly shifted towards the eastern half of the state and will largely impact areas north of I-80 and east of I-35 through the remainder of the afternoon and evening. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 7 p.m. east of I-35.

Hail and damaging winds will be possible for these zones. Unfortunately, not everyone will get rain today. In fact, rain may altogether miss the metro area other than a few quick showers. 

Our streak of 90s has come to an end temporarily, since highs today stayed in the 80s for most spots. Skies clear out tonight through Friday. Tomorrow will be a little warmer with highs in the upper 80s. Another round of storms is expected mainly in western Iowa early Saturday morning. Isolated storms will be possible Saturday afternoon as well, but again, not everyone will receive rainfall. The rest of the weekend should be dry and pretty comfortable. Highs will be in the mid 80s Saturday and Sunday.

Conditions will warm back up next week with a lot of days forecast to top out in the 90s. More storms will be possible Monday night and Tuesday night mainly in northern Iowa.

Have a good evening!

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