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Many parts of the Midwest have been in dire need of rain. Unfortunately that rain has come with damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes and flooding. Just this week there's been several tornadoes and unfortunately a lot of crop damage in Iowa due to strong winds. Friday night heavy rain continued up in northern Iowa (also where tornadoes were reported) and led to flooding of highways, homes, and rivers.

This is Highway 18 near Fredericksburg via the Fire Department. Unfortunately there have been many roads washed out, under water, and some homes in northern Iowa experiencing flooding because of five to ten inches of rain falling in a short period of time.

Many of the rivers are rising toward major flood stage, especially near and north of Highway 20. Rivers to the south are also rising, but because of the recent dry conditions flooding is not expected.

Luckily there was some dry time Saturday, but there is the chance for more rain Saturday night into Sunday. A cold front will move through and bring in showers and thunderstorms:

Hopefully the rain moves quickly through northern Iowa where they need to dry out and clean up. Storms should be south of Iowa by early afternoon and continue southeast through the evening.

This front will bring a brief reprieve from the recent heat, humidity, and very active pattern. Dew points will go from being around 70 on Sunday morning...

To the 50s and 60s by Monday afternoon:

So Monday will be dry but the chance for rain comes back on Tuesday:

Hopefully we can get into a calmer stretch of weather so the rivers can go down and people can clean up the damage left behind by the flooding and severe storms.


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