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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.
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Current Conditions

Lancaster County

Zone Forecast

  • Today Sunny. Hot. Highs 97 to 100s. South or southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Highest heat index readings around 108 in the afternoon.
  • Tonight Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear. Lows around 60.
  • Monday Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
  • Monday Night Mostly clear. Lows around 60.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
  • Tuesday Night Increasing clouds. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 60.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.