Flash Flood Watch That Covers Entire Area is Only Part of Today’s Weather Concern
The National Weather Service has expanded the Flash Flood Watch to cover all of Eastern Iowa until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. While heavy rain is the biggest threat, there are other things we may have to deal with as well.
Rain crossed southern Iowa last night, dumping heavy rain in both Iowa and Illinois where some places have already received as much as four inches of rain since last night. Additional rainfall of three to four inches is forecast, along with the possibility of up to five inches in isolated areas. If that happens, we'll need to keep an eye on creeks and rivers for fast rises.
Not only is heavy rain a concern but there's also a moderate risk of damaging winds and hail this afternoon and evening. The rain is approaching the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area, as you can see on radar. We'll be here to keep you up to date on the latest and our partner CBS 2 will be doing the same. And please remember not to drive into water on roadways... turn around, don't drown. Stay safe.