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Flash flooding possible across parts of Midwest

Showers and thunderstorms ahead of a strong cold front moving across the Midwest on Friday are expected to produce rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour, creating a risk of flash flooding across parts of southern Minnesota and northern and central Iowa. The flash flooding risk will continue into Saturday and move eastward, into the Ohio Valley.

Current Conditions

Ward County

Zone Forecast

  • Late This Afternoon Sunny. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
  • Tonight Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Windy. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
  • Sunday Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds around 10 mph.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight.
  • Monday Through Tuesday Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 70s. Lows in the mid 50s.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
  • Wednesday Night Through Friday Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the mid 80s.