Severe storms target southern Iowa, northern Missouri

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A few more rounds of thunderstorms are on the way before we finally get some slightly quieter weather!

Tuesday Afternoon and Evening

A warm front will be situated over southern Iowa Tuesday afternoon. That will combine with warm, humid air to produce strong thunderstorms especially after 3 p.m. While all areas along and south of I-80 could see severe weather, the best chances for storms will be along and south of Highway 34. 

Hail, damaging wind, tornadoes and flash flooding will all be possible especially in southern Iowa. Rainfall totals for these areas could exceed 2″. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for central and southern Iowa until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

STORY: Hail covers parts of I-80 near Menlo Tuesday morning

What to do

Have a severe weather plan in place. Know where to go if a tornado warning is issued in your area. Monitor the radar with our mobile app. Be sure to follow the Local 5 weather team for the latest information in the upcoming week! 

Download the We Are Iowa app in the App Store or Google Play

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