Heavy Rain Causes Flash Flooding, Extreme Heat Ahead for the Weekend
Heavy rain and flash flooding set up over Central Iowa early this morning and will continue to affect the state through the afternoon as a strong warm front tries to nudge into the state. Rainfall totals over 6” were reported near Ames, with widespread 3 to 5 inch totals from far Northwest Iowa through the metro. Many areas throughout Ames were flooded, with stranded vehicles. Several roads and highways in Northwestern Iowa had water over the roadway, including Highway 4 near Pocahontas.