552 AM CDT MON JUN 15 2015
TODAY AND TONIGHT:
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES TODAY. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE TODAY ESPECIALLY OVER AREAS THAT RECEIVE ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL ON TOP OF LAST NIGHTS RAINFALL. A FEW STORMS MAY BE SEVERE THIS AFTERNOON SOUTHEAST OF A CRESTON TO TAMA LINE WITH WIND BEING THE MAIN THREAT.
TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY:
ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. AT THIS TIME THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER REMAINS LOW THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS RETURN FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. THERE WILL BE AN INCREASED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE WEEK AND WEEKEND WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME BUT RAINFALL
REPORTS ARE APPRECIATED.
Summer will arrive this coming weekend and along with the fun in the sun many Iowans have planned, they’re reminded heat kills more Americans each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes and floods combined. Meteorologist Kelsey Angle, the warning coordinator at the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says it’s been cooler lately, but don’t be fooled. Angle says, “Temperatures will be increasing as well as the humidity and with that does come the danger if people don’t take the necessary precautions.”
It’s unfortunate, but every summer there are many Iowans hospitalized — or killed — by heat-related illnesses. “I just want to make sure people are drinking plenty of water, wearing light-colored and loose-fitting clothing if they’re going to be working outside during the hot summer months,” Angle says, “and if they’re starting to feel the impact from the heat, that they’re taking frequent breaks.”
When it’s really hot and humid, evaporation doesn’t take place and the body can’t cool well. Your body temperature can increase to a potentially-fatal 106 degrees in as little as ten minutes and then, heat stroke can strike. Most animals are just as susceptible.
Angle says, “It’s important to remember pets during the hot summer months, that we’re providing them shade as well as plenty of water so that they can cool their bodies efficiently and effectively.” Learn more about the heat and humidity at www.weather.gov/dmx
Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming north northeast 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. North northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North northeast wind 7 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
POCKETS OF HEAVY RAIN OVER WEST CENTRAL IOWA… POCKETS OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN OVER WEST CENTRAL IOWA WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. RAINFALL RATES LOOK TO RANGE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR AND WITH THE COMBINATION OF STORMS THAT DROPPED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THIS AREA SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…THIS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF AT TIMES THROUGH 5 AM CDT.
DRIVERS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT IN HEAVY RAIN AND SHOULD NOT DRIVE THROUGH ANY WATER OVER ROADWAYS. PLEASE TURN AROUND DONT DROWN.
Rain here at the KJAN studios from about 1-until 3-pm amounted to 1.27″.
AREA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD–
…PONDING WATER POSSIBLE…
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE AREA THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. RAINFALL RATES FROM THESE SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE ON THE ORDER OF NEARLY A HALF INCH IN TWENTY MINUTES. GIVEN THE RECENT RAINFALL AND ALREADY WET GROUND IN MANY LOCATIONS…SHOULD REPEATED OCCURRENCES
OF SHOWERS AND STORMS FALL OVER THE SAME AREAS…PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND IN DITCHES IS LIKELY. USE CAUTION IF YOU ENCOUNTER PONDING OR STANDING WATER.
Today: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog through mid morning. Isolated thunderstorms early in the afternoon. Scattered light showers and isolated thunderstorms late in the afternoon. High in the lower 80s. South wind near 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered light showers in the evening. A slight chance of thunderstorms until early morning…then a chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Low in the mid 60s. Southwest wind near 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s. Southwest wind around 5 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy through midnight then becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High in the upper 70s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 60s.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s.
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT- PAGE COUNTIES (536 AM CDT SUN JUN 14 2015)
…PATCHY LOCALLY DENSE FOG THIS MORNING… PATCHY FOG IS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING. THE FOG COULD BE LOCALLY DENSE IN SOME SPOTS WITH VISIBILITY DOWN TO ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES. FOG SHOULD RAPIDLY IMPROVE BY 8 TO 9 AM.
455 AM CDT SUN JUN 14 2015
TODAY AND TONIGHT: SHOWERS AND NON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS TODAY AND TONIGHT. A FEW OF THE STORMS MAY PRODUCE BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL.
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.