National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

The active weather pattern continues later this week as widespread showers and thunderstorms are forecast across much of central Iowa beginning Thursday evening and into Friday morning. Much of central Iowa can expect 0.50 to 1.00 of new rainfall with locally higher amounts up to 2 inches possible. In addition the moderate to heavy rain potential, a few isolated severe storms are possible where large hail and damaging winds look to be the threat. Periodic showers and storms are forecast Saturday night into Memorial Day.
Unsettled (showers and storms) conditions will continue over the next few days, including Memorial Day. Chances for showers and storms exist for at least portions of Iowa each day from Wednesday through Memorial Day, including the greatest opportunities for widespread chances looking to occur on Friday, Sunday, and Monday at this point in time. The one silver lining through the showers and storms will be that temperatures will climb out of the 50s and 60s for highs and back into the 70s to low 80s over the same time frame. With all of the potential rain in the forecast, localized water issues may become a problem, but widespread flooding or river issues are not expected. Should you happen to encounter flooded roadways or other water issues, be smart and turn around and seek another route to your destination. #iawx