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Heavy rain possible across parts of Midwest

A storm system moving across the central U.S. will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Midwest on Friday, with the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding for some locations. Remember, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car. If you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around Don't Drown.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport (KIOW)

Lat: 41.63°NLon: 91.54°WElev: 666ft.

Overcast

68°F

20°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed SE 10 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.6 mb)
Dewpoint 62°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 1:52 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

West Branch IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 73 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 77 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

    Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
West Branch IA
 41.66°N 91.35°W (Elev. 797 ft)
1:44 pm CDT Aug 28, 2015
2pm CDT Aug 28, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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