National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Early Saturday Morning Radar Update: Moderate to locally heavy rain will continue gradually taper off from southwest to northeast through late morning. Expect some ponding water and minor flooding in low lying or poorly drained areas. Freezing rain and slick roadways will also persist into mid morning in areas along and especially north of Highway 30. If traveling throughout the region this morning, please exercise caution!
Very windy conditions are expected late tonight into Sunday evening behind a cold front and deep low pressure system, with northwest winds becoming sustained at 25 to 35 mph and gusting to 50 mph. Localized gusts near 60 mph are possible around daybreak Sunday, mainly along and north of I-80. These winds will make driving difficult especially for lightweight and high profile vehicles on north-south roadways. Loose objects should be secured. In addition, significant blowing snow and near blizzard conditions are possible for portions of eastern Iowa.
Moderate to heavy rain of 1 to 2 inches combined with snowmelt will lead to an increased risk for flash flooding, and rises on area rivers, streams and creeks.
Widespread rainfall of a half inch, up to 2 inches is expected through this evening. This combined with some snow melt will lead to rapid runoff and quickly rising river levels. In addition, some river ice jamming is also a possibility. If you live near a river, pay closer attention to river levels and future river level forecasts. For more information, see