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Iowa Forecast: Widespread rains and gusty winds continue today.

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Good Monday morning! Widespread convective rains continue across much of west and central Iowa this morning. This will likely continue over much of the day as the low slowly tracks east. Near the low’s epicenter will be extremely gusty winds…strong enough to provide much of western Iowa with 30+ MPH wind gusts expected through this afternoon. Storms will redevelop early to mid afternoon across eastern Iowa where we have added a marginal risk for a wind/tornado threat to persist for a time this afternoon. Heaviest rain totals expected across much of western Iowa.

Current radar as of 5:12 AM showing widespread convection continuing across much of Iowa today:

Storms will develop along the warm front across eastern Iowa early to mid afternoon today…this is where dynamics will be sufficient for a tornado/wind threat to persist into later afternoon:

Forecast radar today through tonight shows moderate to heavy rains continuing through much of the day today:

Wind gusts of 30+ MPH are expected through mid afternoon across much of Iowa:

Thinking many locations will end up with 0.25-0.75″ with isolated 1-2″+ on top of what has already fallen:

Highs next 4 days show cooler conditions once rains end later tonight:

Cooler night time lows over the next few nights but rebounding to warmer lows by late week:

Winds:

Humidity not as high after today but humid conditions rebound by late week: