A Flash Flood Watch goes into effect at 4:00 PM this afternoon, and continues through Saturday morning. Fort Dodge, Webster City, Boone, Ames, and Jefferson are a few area cities included in this watch.
* Thunderstorms are expected to move into the watch area this
afternoon and tonight, with widespread rain totals of around an
inch but locally higher amounts expected by Saturday morning.
* Locally heavy rain can lead to flash flooding, with water
covered roads and significant urban flooding. Be especially
careful for water over roads and flash flooding at night.
Locally heavy rainfall may cause quick rises on smaller streams
and may cause new river flooding in the coming days.