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Heavy Rains and Associated Flooding Across the Plains This Weekend

A slow-moving weather system with abundant moisture will bring heavy rainfall across portions of the Central and Southern Plains Saturday. Soils in the region are already saturated from recent rainfall, so flash flooding and river flooding is likely. Meanwhile, below normal temperatures settle over the northeast, with freeze warnings across much of New England into Saturday.
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Current conditions at

Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport (KIOW)

Lat: 41.63°NLon: 91.54°WElev: 666ft.

Overcast

61°F

16°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.23 in (1023.5 mb)
Dewpoint 50°F (10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 23 May 12:52 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles ENE Oakdale IA

  • Overnight

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Saturday

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 74 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

    Thunderstorms

    High: 74 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

    Thunderstorms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Memorial
    Day

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 77 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Tuesday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 79 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 62 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph becoming east.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 58. 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.
Sunday
Occasional showers and thunderstorms. High near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Occasional showers and thunderstorms. Low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Memorial Day
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles ENE Oakdale IA
 41.73°N 91.52°W (Elev. 679 ft)
12:15 am CDT May 23, 2015
2am CDT May 23, 2015-6pm CDT May 29, 2015
 
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